Ways to Boost Your Immune System

Amongst this current COVID-19 pandemic, strong immunity is vital for your health. Strong immunity helps lessen your risk of catching certain flus, and viruses especially COVID-19. There are various ways you can boost your immunity so that you can avoid these risks!

1. Managing Your Stress

Managing your stress is essential as prolonged stress can reduce your immunity. Stress releases a hormone called cortisol in your body that reduces your immunity. Thus, you are more vulnerable to catching certain illnesses.  In order to manage your stress try massage therapies, meditation, yoga, prescriptions, or consult with a therapist.

2. .Supplements

Though there is no research on if certain supplements prevent COVID-19. However consider taking supplements to strengthen your immunity. Vital supplements like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc can help strengthen your system.

3. Exercise Regularly

Exercise has no direct link with improving your immune system. However, exercise ensures that you remain healthy, and it improves circulation in your body. With improved circulation, immune cells can easily travel throughout your body so that you are protected effectively. It is critical that you maintain a regular exercise schedule each week and it could even be a 20-minute workout each day. This ensures that you remain active and healthy.

4. Healthy Diet is Key

A healthy diet is critical for good health, especially to boost immunity. Ensure that the food you are consuming is rich with essential nutrients, supplements, and minerals. For instance, protein helps immune cells to remain strong and replicate. Similarly, focusing on a plant-based diet will ensure that you intake all necessary supplements like vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, and iron. Specifically, the following lists indicate which foods are enriched with vitamin c, vitamin d and zinc.

5. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep

Sleep is critical as it helps our body heal, rejuvenate, and relax. But most importantly sleep facilitates a stronger immune system. While asleep, various things are occurring in your body. Specifically, during your sleep your body creates and releases vital immune cells like cytokines that strengthen your immunity.

 Improve your sleep by avoiding electronics (blue light exposure) before you go to sleep, try melatonin pills, avoid sleeping in, and consider meditation.

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