April 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 313 views)
When it's sunny outside and cases are rising like nothing, it's time to pull out all the stops to keep our families in good health and tiptop shape. If you want to boost your immune health, you may wonder how to help your body fight off illnesses.
While bolstering your immunity is easier said than done, several dietary and lifestyle changes may strengthen your body's natural defenses and help you fight harmful pathogens, or disease-causing organisms.
Here are 6 tips to strengthen your immunity naturally at home.
1. Get enough sleep-
Sleep and immunity are closely tied. In fact, inadequate or poor quality sleep is linked to a higher susceptibility to sickness. Getting adequate rest may strengthen your natural immunity. Also, you may sleep more when sick to allow your immune system to better fight the illness.
2.Eat more whole plant foods-
Whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that may give you an upper hand against harmful pathogens. Several whole plant foods contain antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C, all of which may lower your susceptibility to illness.
3. Engage in moderate exercise-
Although prolonged intense exercise can suppress your immune system, moderate exercise can give it a boost. Moderate exercise can reduce inflammation and promote the healthy turnover of immune cells. Jogging, biking, walking, swimming, and hiking are great options.
Hydration doesn't necessarily protect you from germs and viruses, but preventing dehydration is important to your overall health. Given that dehydration can make you more susceptible to illness, be sure you're drinking plenty of water each day.
5.Manage your stress levels-
Lowering your stress levels through meditation, yoga, exercise, and other practices can help keep your immune system functioning properly.
Have an attitude that looks for the positive and tries to be optimistic can help you to filter out some of the constant barrage of bad or discouraging news - the figures of the disease and how it's growing. Holding onto that positive attitude can help you center on things that provide you with what you need to make it through this day. It's really important these days.