How To Boost Your Immune System During The COVID-19 Pandemic
posted on Apr 10, 2020 | 559 likes
How Strong Is Your Immune System?
According to WHO, the new COVID-19 virus is linked to the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
This means that while the virus attacks your respiratory system, it doesn’t have early-stage effects on your immune system. So, if your immune system is strong enough, it could fight the virus and defeat it in the early stages.
This is why Health practitioners have advised that you should keep your immune system at the optimal performance this period, but how do you do that?
This article covers some activities you should do to maintain or build a strong immune system that will enable your body to fight viruses (like coronavirus) or other bacteria.
Be Active, Sweat It Out
When was the last time you exercised?
Physical activity can give your immune system a great boost in a myriad of ways.
Researchers have shown that exercise improves the immune and metabolic systems.
Regular exercise increases your body’s production of antibodies and T-cells, causing them to circulate more rapidly. Plus, it helps expel toxins from your body, which can energize your cells and metabolism.
Regular exercise also lowers your body’s stress hormones—including adrenaline and cortisol—which gives your immune system added strength.
Don’t Just Eat Food, Eat Right
One of the keys to a healthy immune system is eating right.
The gut and the immune system are inextricably and symbiotically connected. When things are right in the gut, all is well with the immune system.
So, it should come as no surprise that eating healthy foods leads to a healthy microbiome, which leads to a healthy immune system that can help fight off infection faster.
The nutrients you get from food — in particular, plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices — are essential to keeping your immune system functioning properly.
Get Enough Sleep
Sleep and the immune system are old friends that have been linked since time immemorial.
Sleep reboots your mind and your body, so it’s no surprise that it also reboots your immune system.
Not getting enough sleep causes your body to increase its production of stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline.
This elevation in stress hormones doesn’t just keep you awake—it also puts stress on the immune system.
Keep Your Mind Active
Read books, learn a new language, catch up on the latest in news in your industry, do research that you may have been neglecting, or pick up that book you started writing and neglected due to busy schedule – and finish it up.
Now is the time to revisit some of your abandoned projects and begin to rethink them.
Take on tasks that not only challenges your brain but refreshes your mind. Things you love, things that make you want to stay up till late night, yet wake up early to continue.
Stay In Touch While Social Distancing
We may be physically separated from each other, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep in touch.
Get in touch with friends, family, and colleagues you may have lost touch with via phone call, email, or Skype/Facetime or Zoom.
This can help fight feelings of depression, helplessness, and reduce your stress levels.
The reality of the saying that “Health is Wealth” has never been truer.
Your body (including your immune system) runs on the fuel you put into it. That’s why eating well, along with several other good-for-you behaviors, discussed in this article is good for you.
In all you do this season, make sure to stay healthy and keep the doctors away by taking steps to strengthen your immune system.
If you are new to these routines, they might not be the easiest things to do at the moment, however, the long-term effect is far beneficial than those initial discomforts they’ll cause you, so do it.
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