We've all been there lying sick in bed fighting off a nasty illness only wishing to get better so you can continue on all the important things you need to do because ain't nobody got time for that. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to boost your immune system. It's pretty more simple than you may think, no witch spell books are necessary. Let's go over those few things you can do on how to increase immunity at home.
BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Drink Your Water
Drinking water, simple enough right? Although it doesn't necessarily protect you from viruses it is a very important thing to continue your hydration game strong because your organs depend on it.Best of all it has absolutely no sugar, no preservatives, and is 100% free of calories.
Drinking green or black tea is also an option to keep fluids in your body. They are also packed with flavonoids which is an antioxidant. Another antioxidant is egcg that studies show helps to boost the immune system.
Get Your Sleep On
Sleep to boost my immune system? Yep. Because sleep and the immune system are very related, so related that in fact a study shows that healthy adults who slept less than 6 hours we're more likely to catch a cold than the other healthy adults who slept 6+ more hours. Why sleep though? Because while we sleep our bodies fight off the illness which is why we tend to sleep more when we’re sick.
So how much sleep should we actually get? Everyone is different and what works for them on how many hours of sleep they need to feel well rested but aiming for 7+ hours is a good aim for adults while on the other hand, teenagers need more sleep between 8-10 hours and the younger ones can have up to 14 hours of sleep.
If you are someone who has trouble sleeping try limiting screen time before going to bed, at least a good 30 minutes but of course the longer time you eliminate screen time before bed is better (1-3 hours.) With the blue light hitting your eyes, it keeps your brain and body up and may have some negative side effects on your sleep. In fact a study shows that “suppression of blue light at night effectively maintains circadian rhythms and metabolism.”
It's no secret that eating whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts,...etc. are good for you. It gives you antioxidants, helps reduce inflammation in your body, aids your gut microbiome and not to mention super nutritious giving your body the fuel that it needs. We're not meant to be eating fast food all the time and we are most certainly not meant to be eating a lot of sugar either. Eating sugar increases inflammation in your body and may give you other health problems such as becoming overweight or obese.
If diet is something that you struggle with try to slowly implement healthy foods while slowly eliminating your sugar intake and see if you feel a difference. Remember this is not a sprint, this is a marathon. Results in feeling good and looking great does take time.
Eating fast food and a lot of sugar weakens your immune system so it is important to strive to eat healthy the best we can.
Move Your Body
Yes we are talking about exercise here. It doesn't have to necessarily be intense exercise gasping for air feeling like you can't breathe, but more of a moderate exercise does wonders for your immune system. Moderate exercises help reduce inflammation and can even help repair your immune cells. Even going for an easy walk you get the benefits of boosting your immune system. For staying at home you can doing a couple mins on the jump rope or going up and down the stairs a few times. You can even do counter push ups, air squats, jumping squats, mountain climbers....etc. the possibilities are endless!
Vitamin D Intake
Vitamin D is the most important top of the line defense mechanism against getting an infection, illness, or disease. According to studies, this amazing vitamin is crucial for the immune system to respond as it has anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties that helps defend your body from sickness.
It also shows that being deficient in vitamin D has been associated with putting you at high risk for developing serious infections, diseases, and disorders such as lung function, respiratory infection, and more. What exactly can low levels of Vitamin D put you at high risk? Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis...etc. are some examples. A deficiency in vitamin D simply compromises your immune system’s response
Having vitamin D in your system gives you positive benefits as it aids the immune cells that help protect your body against pathogens (a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.) Moreover, studies have shown that by taking vitamin D supplements enhance our immune system response and also in general help protect against respiratory illness.
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