There is a pandemic out there. Nobody wants to be the next active case of Coronavirus, so what can we do? Well, our immune system is the first line of defense against any virus. Boosting our immune system is the best way we can stay healthy.
There’s good news! We don’t need fancy drugs or to venture into a Corona-infested hospital to boost our immune system. We can do so naturally with produce from our local grocery store and healthy living.
Read on for 5 natural methods of boosting immunity.
Get plenty of sleep, don’t drink too much, get plenty of exercise, and don’t smoke. These normal bits of healthy living advice are pertinent for boosting your immune system as well as for being happier in general. If you weren’t living healthy before, consider this an opportunity to start.
Exercise is still essential even with the gyms closed. Preferably you will do a workout at home, but you can go outside and run as well. Exercise, so long as you don’t overdo it, is a great way to keep your body and mind sharp.
Healthy habits are essential to any happy life. It’s never too late to start them!
Disinfect Surfaces, Wash Your Hands
You’ve probably already heard that you should disinfect surfaces and wash your hands often. Twenty seconds is the recommended hand washing time and be sure to run soap into a rich lather, rubbing each part of your hand thoroughly. These general hygiene tips have now become detrimental due to the onset of COVID 19.
A lot of popular songs like Jolene by Dolly Pardon, Old Town Road by Lil Nas X, and Mr. Brightside by The Killers have twenty-minute choruses. Sing as you wash, and you’ll make it through. Know you are not alone; we are all washing our hands all the time now.
Eat Right (Boost Your Vitamin C)
Get balanced meals. Don’t forget to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables because they give your body important nutrients it can’t get elsewhere. Vitamin C is now more important than usual, too. Make sure to stock up on lemons, oranges, and even broccoli to keep your immune system at a good level of Vitamin C.
Produce will usually be available in stores because it goes bad. People cannot stockpile fruits and veggies the way they did with toilet paper. So, in your weekly or biweekly essential outing, stock up on fruits and vegetables. Focus on fruits and veggies high in vitamin C such as broccoli, lemons, and oranges.
According to Stefanie Watson of WebMD.com, Studies suggest that Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-cancer, and antioxidant agent. A compound it contains called curcumin gets most of the credit for these benefits
Turmeric can definitely boost your immune system and it is worth noting that India, a place that consumes lots of turmeric, has a fairly low infection rate. This is especially impressive considering it is next door to China and has a massive population.
Monitor Your Stress
Stress can negatively affect your immune system. Your muscles tense, which can cause strain, and the increased heart rate that comes with anxiety causes your body to overwork itself. Take a deep breath and practice relaxation. It has now become lifesaving.
Meditation, both guided and non-guided, can be a great way to monitor your stress levels. There are no wrong answers, though. Listen to your favorite song, have one of your favorite drinks, or take a nap after lunch. Be kind to your mind and it will be kinder to your body.