Boost Your Immune System
During this time when the Coronavirus is spreading it can be stressful not knowing how long you will be at home in isolation for, having reduced or no income can be hard to deal with and not knowing when it will all end can all be very distressing. It is important to boost your immune system to help to prevent illnesses and to give your body a chance to fight back if you do get sick. Below are some healthy ways you can boost your immune system naturally.
Immune Boosting Foods
There are lots of foods which can help to keep your immune system strong. Here are a few you can add to your every day diet.
Garlic, ginger, turmeric, spinach, almonds, blueberries, broccoli, sweet potatoes, live yoghurt, mushrooms, watermelon and green tea.
Regular exercise can help your immune cells to regenerate, it helps to reduce your stress hormones and to ward off other illnesses such as heart disease, strokes and obesity. Walking, jogging, circuit exercises and Yoga are some examples to choose. There are lots of video’s online at the moment to try.
Get Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can can lower you immune system, aim for at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. If you can’t get that amount each night, try to have a short nap during the day of no longer than 30 minutes.
Reduce Stress Levels
Stress will lower your immune system, reducing your bodies ability to fight off viruses. During this time it can be very stressful so try to maintain contact with your family and friends, listen to some relaxing music, try meditation or Yoga and breathing exercises, there are lots of videos online that are really effective.
Keep safe at this time!