It is no news that every single person on planet earth is at risk of being infected with the coronavirus (COVID 19), and unfortunately for us, there is still no known cure for this life-threatening disease. The best we can do at a time like this is to boost our immune system because our immune system Is our defense against disease-causing microorganisms.
Remember, we engage in all kinds of employment, business and entrepreneurship endeavors to improve our general well-being.
So here are some tips on how to build our immune system
- INCREASE YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION
When you regularly eat diets that is rich in vegetables and fruits, you lower your blood pressure, reduce your heart disease and stroke risk, you prevent some types of cancer, eyes, and digestive diseases. Diet rich in vegetables can also improve your appetite.
As much as possible when serving your meals, try to let your dish be as colorful as a rainbow by including vegetables such as fresh tomatoes, pepper, onion, green peas, green peppers, and so on.
- DO REGULARLY EXERCISE
Regular exercise is very important for healthy living, it will help you lose weight and reduce the risk of developing some diseases like obesity, high blood pressure and the Type2 diabetes.
Do your best to maintain a healthy weight, Avoid overweight and underweight. Good diet and exercise will help you maintain a healthy weight.
- GET ENOUGH QUALITY SLEEP
Getting enough rest is important because rest (sleep) plays an essential role in ensuring well-being and good health in every stage of our life. Enough quality rest can improve both mental and physical health and our overall mood.
Don’t deprive yourself of quality sleep, insufficient sleep and bring about unhealthy conditions such as Hypertension, Depression, and Immune System Malfunction.
Click here to find out how much sleep you really need, the latest sleep tech, and products to help you sleep well and live a healthy life.
- ADD SPICES TO YOUR FOOD
Some spices found at your local market can help you improve your health and boost your immune system.
Turmeric has the health benefit of reducing inflammation — inflammation is known to be a common cause of illness and discomfort.
Ginger is a tropical plant that Asians use in the treatment of stomach upset, nausea and diarrhea, Ginger is very common and affordable.
Apart from boosting your immune system, spices also add flavor to your food, improve appetite, and make your healthy meals more delicious and interesting.
More spices include Garlic, Cocoa, Chilli Peppers, Nutmeg, Thyme, Almond Meal, and Lemongrass.
- ESTABLISH GOOD HYGIENE ROUTINE.
For both social, health, personal and psychological reasons, maintaining good hygiene is essential in today’s world.
It helps to reduce your risk for diseases and illnesses that spreads via bacteria and viruses such as COVID 19.
When outside try to avoid touching your face, you never know what you might have picked up with your hands. This is a very difficult thing to do, but with constant practice, we can get used to keeping our hands from touching our faces frequently and we can reduce the risk of getting an infection.
- STOP SMOKING AND IF YOU MUST DRINK, DRINK IN MODERATION.
Smoking is very harmful to the immune system and it reduces the strength of the body in fighting diseases.
Apart from causing permanent damage to the air sacs of your lungs, smoking increases the risk of lung infections and symptoms like coughing.
Smoking and Drinking can weaken the human immune system and leave our body vulnerable.
According to Victoria State Government Better Health Chanel, Smoking has a negative effect on the human sexual organs. It lowers sperm count and accounts for a higher percentage of deformed sperm.
According to a post on HealthLine, Alcohol impairs the function of immune cells and makes it difficult for your immune system to fight and defend your body against harmful germs and respiratory diseases such as COVID-19.
Just as alcohol makes you get drunk and vulnerable, I guess it makes your cell get drunk too.
- MANAGE YOUR STRESS AND ANXIETY PROPERLY
Are you finding it difficult to relax?
Are you having a feeling of persistent worry, low self-esteem, regular mood swings and difficulty with concentration?
If yes, be careful not to overstress yourself unnecessarily, because stress has a negative effect on your immune system.
Prolonged stress can result in illness and even cause heart disease and mental health challenges like anxiety and depression.
For more information about Sleep, Stress, and Anxiety Management, visit the website of Sleepopolis.
Thank you for reading this. I believe you find this article helpful. Remember to share it with your friends and don’t forget to subscribe to our email newsletter for more pleasing updates.
I would also love to read your tips on how to boost the immune system in the comment below.
Originally posted 2020-07-24 15:13:34.