As soon as the winter approaches, it brings along the season of flu and cold. And even though a cold seems like a minor illness, in scenarios like today when a sneeze is considered to be a symptom of a pandemic-worthy disease, it isn’t something that should be taken lightly.
Agreed, some people have a few tried-and-tested tricks up their sleeves to deal with seasonal cold and flu, but wouldn’t it be great if you could do something to boost your immune system naturally so that you don’t catch it in the first place?
If you like the sound of that, allow us to make you aware of some easy tips to support your immune system.
Drink plenty of fluids
We’ve heard time and again that drinking eight glasses of water each day is recommended. But doesn’t it seem a little torturing if you’re not in the habit? So why not devise a more fun way to make up for that fluid quantity! Begin your day with a glass of water.
Thereafter, have a glass of juice and then a glass of milk at any time of the day (of course, you can have a few more glasses of water when you feel). Also, include non-caffeinated teas in your fluid tally.
Stay fit and healthy
Exercise does more for our body than we can imagine. In addition to preventing diseases, it contributes to general good health by making our immune system healthy. With exercise, your blood circulation improves, thereby allowing your body’s immune cells to do their job effectively.
Stress tends to drain all the energy from the body. Not only does it cause illnesses like anxiety and hypertension, it negatively impacts immunity.
There are numerous ways in which you can de-stress. You could read, get a massage, engage in a hobby, or just have some leisurely “me time” every once a while. It can be anything as long as it “recharges your batteries”.
Get a good night’s sleep
With loads of work and other things running through the mind, getting quality sleep can feel like a blessing. And a good night’s sleep is in fact a blessing since it helps your body regenerate. When you’re sleep-deprived, your immune cells, particularly “T” cells go down and the number of inflammatory cells rises. So to have a healthy immune system, make sure you have a good sleep.
To sum it up
Our immune system is packed with various cells, proteins, and organs that work together to keep us healthy. If you easily catch infections, constantly suffer from fatigue and digestive issues, or your wounds heal slowly, you might be a victim of a weakened immune system. In such a case, adopt the above-mentioned lifestyle changes and take good care of yourself. It’s the best way to maintain your overall health and well being.