The very first question here to ask is:
DO WE TAKE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM SERIOUSLY?
Have you wondered that our unhealthy lifestyle is one of the main reasons for our weak immune system?
It’s time to take our defense system seriously!
And the very first step is to change and adapt to a healthy lifestyle.
Here are the 7 healthy ways to strengthen your immune system.
A Healthy Diet is an Important Start
People who are deficient in one or more nutrients are generally more susceptible to infections.
Good nutrition is the key to a strong immune system. Consuming a balanced diet can help support immune response.
But if you think a strict vegan diet will suffice, that’s not how it works. It’s a little difficult to get some minerals and vitamins from a pure vegan diet, for example iron, and more difficult to get B12 and omega 3 fatty acid. So either you can include animal products in your diet or if you’re a vegetarian you can intake supplements for these.
The important 7-8 HOURS OF YOUR DAY - SLEEP
Insufficient sleep can affect your immunity!
Getting sufficient sleep may naturally boost your immunity. A protein called cytokines which is responsible for fighting infection or inflammation, is released by your body when you’re sleeping. So lack of sleep can reduce the release of cytokines and increase your risk of falling sick often.
According to researchers, an average adult must sleep for 7-8 hours irrespective of intense schedule.
Most ignored but the most important fluid: WATER!
Dehydration can hinder your digestion process, physical performance, cause headaches and cravings. These complications can make you vulnerable to illness.
An average adult should drink at least 4-6 litres of water daily.
Also drinking sufficient water can help your skin glow.
That’s an ADDED ADVANTAGE!
Add workout to your routine
Working out for a minimum of 20 minutes daily can regenerate your immune cells.
You do not need to perform intense workouts. A brisk walk, or cycling or even practicing yoga just for 20 minutes will suffice and lower your risk of being prone to cold, flu or other illness.
Do you smoke? QUIT IT NOW!
Smoking lessens the rate at which your immune system responds to the invasions. This is mainly because tobacco damages practically every system in your body, making you feel harder to shake even illnesses that are no big deal to most healthy individuals.
Keep stress away
Stress can have a significant impact on both your physical and mental health. Being stressed can impact the effectiveness of your immune system and make you more prone to the invasions. Apart from affecting your immune system, stress can hamper you sleep patterns, cause high blood pressure, depression, and cardiovascular problems like stroke and heart attack.
By adopting these 6 healthy lifestyle changes will show positive results in your health by boosting your immunity. Take one step at a time and it’ll be easier for you to change your lifestyle slowly.