“Health is Wealth” is a popular statement/motto on charge for centuries amongst us while it is still applicable for us in today’s time. As health should always be the primary factor before everything, it is very crucial to take good care of it before running after the secondary ones. And for a healthy life, you should first build up a good immune system to fight against all possible diseases.
In this article, we will discuss five of the important practical tips that you can easily follow to boost up your immune system. Most importantly, at the harsh times like this, when COVID-19 (coronavirus) has taken a swift turn on our lives, it is best to build up a strong immune response to fight against these types of influenza viruses.
Let’s have a quick look at five important tips to boost up your immune system.
1. Eat anti-oxidant rich foods
As there is no particular food or supplement is proven to prevent you from getting coronavirus or any other influenza virus. However, there are some foods that have been shown great results to boost your immunity. And under this category, anti-oxidant rich foods such as citrus fruits, almonds, walnuts, beans, garlic, sunflower seeds, etc. are the best ones. Well, don’t forget to get one if you want to be in good health.
2. Exercise Regularly
One practical and crucial tips for building immunity is non-other than exercise. This phrase might sound cliché to most of us but it is scientifically proven that exercising regularly, might be in any form (treadmill, running, gym, calisthenics, or whatnot) does really boost one’s immune response to a great extent.
3. Consistent Sleep
Most of the people are found to have irregular sleep patterns which further allures different problems in the future. There is a direct relationship between lack of sleep with a high probability of getting sick often. Some clinical studies and research have also found that people who work continuously for more hours in a day resisting their sleep have more chances to get attacked by infectious viruses.
Therefore, be aware if you are neglecting your sleep for any other others while in this pattern you are indirectly neglecting your health too. Adults between 18-64 years of age are recommended to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
4. Intake Probiotics
Similar to anti-oxidants, probiotics also play a crucial role in fighting infections. As probiotics consist of good bacteria that improve your gut health, it is very important to include probiotics such as curd, kimchi, etc. in your daily diet.
However, probiotics should not be consumed by patients with some chronic illnesses such as diabetes, HIV, cancer, and more.
5. Wash your hands often
Although this phrase might sound cliché as we have been hearing about this a lot on media and other places. Infectious diseases are more likely to attack us if the hands are dirty. However, you should at least scrub your hands with soap for 20 seconds before rinsing it.
Make sure to wash your hands while following your daily chores such as touching publicly used door handles, knobs, switches, or any other surfaces. Primarily, after you pee, sneeze or cough, washing your hands before coming in contact with anyone is a must.