Strengthen Your Immune System
A strong immune system for you and your family is the best investment you can make. With the strew of new strains of diseases and viruses popping up all over the world, health is more important than ever.
There is no single solution for a strong immune system. It is composed of different parts of the body, so the healthier you are and the better you take care of yourself, the stronger you will find yourself as well.
Here are some tips from us! Find a balance of these activities for a holistic approach. Remember that overcompensating with supplements and vitamins is harmful for your body and will not offset other unhealthy activities.
Proper diet always comes up when human health and wellness is being discussed. What we take in affects our bodies in so many ways. To strengthen the immune system, eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Doing so will ensure that your body has the right amounts of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. Eat appropriate servings, too. Overeating even when it’s fruits and veggies is still unhealthy and don’t try extreme diets without consulting your doctor first. A proper diet nixes the need for supplements. If you prefer taking vitamins, start with vitamin C which is vital for immune system functions.
The second thing that always comes up when it comes to health is exercise. Exercise has well known physical health benefits especially with the cardiovascular system and a healthier heart. It also releases endorphins that give us a positive feeling. If you are new to it, start with light physical activity like stretching or brisk walking. Stretching is advisable for all ages and helps with flexibility well into old age. Brisk walking meanwhile is good for the lungs while being a low-impact activity on the joints.
Manage your vices. We are all aware of the very dangerous effects of smoking avoid it at all costs, or if you already smoke, consider an exit strategy now.
Consume alcohol in moderation
Proper handwashing goes a long way. Wash your hands with antibacterial soap for at least 20 seconds before rinsing. Most diseases are spread through touch and fluids so avoiding them can stop them from spreading. According to a study from 2012, the average human touches their face 3.6 times per hour, increasing the risk of contamination. Lessen hand-to-face contact and keep yourself safe.
Sleep is so vital to human wellness that so much research is still being done on it. But one thing is for sure, get enough sleep. 7 hours is the recommended amount of sleep for adults. You may hear a lot of people say that they function properly with less than the recommended amount of sleep, it may well be true but don’t make a habit out of it and play it safe. Regular lack of sleep has been linked to poor memory, poor mental health, obesity, and many more.
Sleep quality is also important. Start with good air circulation and sleep with good posture. Bad sleep quality will leave you tired even after an entire night of slumber.
Manage and minimize stress. Stressors or stress-inducers are not fixed for everyone. What can be stressful for someone may not be a stressor to someone else so be empathetic as well. Take breaks and remind friends and family to do the same. Stress is can manifest itself further through physical diseases and can affect your job performance, too.
Those are our 6 tips for a stronger immune system. Make these a habit and we’re sure you’ll reap the benefits immediately and more in the long run. Stay healthy these days is equal to keeping you and the people you care about safe.