The mechanism of fighting against infections and toxins is done by our immune system. If you believe that taking shortcuts by simply popping onto handful of supplements will strengthen your immune system then there is a serious need for reality check. What really makes a difference is consistent focus on your health, habits and lifestyle. So here are some tips that can help you with your immunity issues and do keep in mind that a good immune system can’t be built in a day
Add 8 hours of enough sleep in your schedule:
No amount of makeup or skincare can hide the tiredness of your face like a complete 8 hours of sleep does. Your body tries to recover from all in grown bacterias and viruses when you’re in bed so if you get lack of sleep can affect the way immune system cells operate and not help enough in warding off your illness.
Practice stretching and meditation:
Stretch prior to meditation as stretching prepares your body for a peaceful meditation. It awakens up each part of your body and leads to a more effective and concentrated meditation session. When both done together it aids flexibility, range of motion and improves your blood circulation.
Sit in the sun:
We all need a little sun i.e. Vitamin D. The deficiency of Vitamin D leads majorly to tiredness,aches and a general sense of not feeling well. There are several other problems too that might occur due to deficiency of the same so stay in the sun for 5 to 10 minutes without worrying about tanning and do what’s beneficial for your inner health.
Binge on high nutritious food:
As the common saying goes ‘what you eat is what you be’,our immune system also majorly dependent on what our food intake is. There are several food items that enrich our immune system like leafy greens,citrus fruits and other seasonal produce with high vitamins and minerals content because variety is the key to proper nutrition.
Wash your hands and surrounding properly:
Lack of hygiene and cleanliness is an open invitation to infectious diseases. The only logical reason for an unhygienic lifestyle would be the lack of knowledge of effects of uncleanliness. They may not strengthen your immune system but it surely prevent germs from entering your body. Frequent washing of hands and surrounding will wash out any sought of germs, bacteria and viruses landed on your hands,body or surroundings.
Adequate intake of dietary supplements and probiotics:
Probiotics and supplements may help give your immune system a boost and inhibit the growth of harmful gut bacteria. Some probiotics have been shown to promote the production of natural antibodies in the body. Seek a way to add them in your diet like homemade yogurt, apple cider vinegar etc.
Include natural antioxidants in your diet:
Many natural cellular processes in our bodies create waste, some of which form free radicals. If these highly reactive substances aren’t neutralized, they can cause damage in our bodies which can lead to inflammation. Natural antioxidants like beetroot,blueberries and broccoli reduce inflammation and boost immune system.
Get off your butt from the bed and exercise:
Physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. This reduces your chance of getting a cold, flu, or other illness. The brief rise in body temperature during and right after exercise may prevent bacteria from growing. This temperature rise may help the body fight infection better.
Drink more fluids and stay hydrated:
Keep your immunity up by drinking plenty of water to stave off infection. Staying hydrated helps your body to naturally eliminate toxins and prevent any negative impact on your immune system.
Put a break on preservatives and packaged food:
Many ready-to-cook packaged foods contain chemicals and compounds not naturally found in food like artificial colors, flavorings, preservatives, and/or added sugars to make them shelf-stable or to improve taste and appearance. Any of these can irritate the body to exacerbate existing inflammation. This in turn monopolizes immune response and decreases the body’s capacity to defend against illness.
Cut down on alcohol and smoking:
It’s no news that alcohol and smoking affect your lungs but their part isn’t just restricted to lungs,it furthermore weakens the immune system by suspending the cells need to fight diseases. Whether you’re smoking traditionally or everyday,nicotine exposure to body is harmful for your immune system and so does having regular consumption of alcohol.
Drink lemon ginger tea:
Lemons are rich in Vitamin C which boost the production of white blood cells that fight illness while ginger is a known antioxidant. Vitamin C and antioxidants aren’t stored or produced by our body so our body daily needs a dose of both for good. Having a cup of lemon ginger tea daily will slowly boost your immune system and reduce your chances of falling sick or having common cold/flu.