There is no better time than now to boost your immune system since we are in a global health crisis. A combination of good habits, healthy diet, and supplements can take your immunity from a C- to an easy A. Building your immune system requires good habits nurtured over a period of time.
If you have been leading an unhealthy lifestyle, it can impact your health and wellness not only long term, but in the current moment. By making healthy choices on a regular basis, your body’s immune system gets stronger and stronger. It can better fight disease. Some other benefits include maintaining a healthy weight and reducing inflammation which can give you a fighting chance to recover at a rapid pace.
Some signs of an unhealthy immune system: you feel tired all the time, you get frequent infections, frequently suffer from a cold, wounds heal at a slow pace, stomach issues, and suffer from high stress. You are especially vulnerable if your age is above 60, it’s important to be mindful of what you consume and what habits you partake in.
Destress, Destress, Destress
Stress poses many health risks to you. Some of the risks of stress include obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, and asthma. It can seem difficult to destress during times like these, especially with all of the hysteria going around due to COVID19. It’s so important to keep yourself in good spirits and pristine health. There is no fit all antidote to destress, everyone does it a bit differently.
Some good ways to destress:
– Go on a walk or run
– Immerse yourself in a creative outlet such as writing, reading, painting, drawing, or dancing
– Practice death breathing
Immune Boosting Diet
An immune boosting diet is filled with whole, nutritious foods. It is free of processed, junk, and unhealthy foods.
– Drink alcohol in moderation
– 2 servings of vegetables and 1 serving of fruit per day
– Foods like broccoli, citrus fruits, almonds, red bell peppers, garlic, spinach, and yogurt are great additions to your diet
– Lean meats and seafood
– High protein sources
Get Adequate Sleep
Sleep deprivation can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure or stroke. Other problems include obesity, depression, impairment in immunity and lower sex drive. It can even affect your appearance. All of these factors lower your immunity.
Be sure to set aside 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. If you have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep you can try drinking chamomile tea, taking melatonin supplements, reading a book, journaling, or turning off your electronic devices before bed.