“… and ensure that your immune system performs optimally is by adopting some good practices”–Paul Ebeling
Let’s look at how you can keep your immune system healthy and functioning at tiptop levels, as follows:
Key: Eating healthy is a time-tested and proven way of ensuring that your body gets the proper nutrients from food. Protein is an important aspect to build immune health. Lean sources of protein and zinc from seafood, meat, and poultry are essential for building and maintaining immune cells and fighting infections.
Avoid stress: Meditation is a proven stress-reducing activity that can be done at any time during the day to calm stress levels. Other stress-decreasing activities include journaling, drawing, playing golf, fishing and yoga.
Get good rest and sound sleep: ensure that you prioritize good sleep hygiene. Getting at least seven/eight hours of quality sleep every night is Key in optimizing your health.
Exercise: Stress can impact the immune system negatively, exercise is essential in improving your immune response. Regular bouts of physical activity can boost your immune system and make it more vigilant in distributing effective immune cells throughout the body to hunt and eradicate infected cells. Ensure that you receive at least 150 mins of moderate-intensity exercise if 70 anni and over or 75 mins of high-intensity exercise every wk if younger.
Avoid Alcohol and Cigarettes: High amounts of alcohol in the body are always associated with adverse health effects, including decreased immune functions. Since the body is busy detoxifying high amounts of alcohol in the body, it does not pay attention to maintaining standard immunity functionalities. Plus, high alcohol consumption can limit the body’s capacity of fighting infection and slowing down recovery time. Studies show that people who consume large amounts of alcohol face a wide range of diseases such as pneumonia, some types of cancers, liver disease, kidney failure and others. And avoid cigarettes altogether.
To develop and boost a healthy immune system choose a healthy lifestyle.
It is your 1st line of defense when it comes to keeping your immune system and naturally healthy and working optimally. As much as we can try to avoid external and environmental assaults on our body, we can take a proactive role in reinforcing our immune system by healthy living strategies, habits and practices.
Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively longer