“A prosperous future needs a healthy you & a healthy you needs a healthy immune system.”
We all have the same organs, still we all respond to viral infections and flu differently. We all depend on medicines and vaccines to recover from ailments & injuries, still we all have different recovery time. Couldn’t agree more? Ever thought why this happens? Because while some of us have a strong immune system, others have weak immunity.
As obvious, our immune system is our first line of defense against diseases and attack of microorganisms. Though there’s nobody who can escape falling sick, the ones with strong immunity get back into action sooner than those who don’t have it.
If you or someone you know suffers from a weak immune system, getting serious about it needs to be the priority before everything else. With increase in the number and forms of health troubles in today’s world, taking weak immunity lightly can cost a person their goals, dreams, happiness and health. Got goosebumps? Well, truth is always harsh and ignorance is always harmful. Before you make a move towards depression, let this post take you towards the path of a strong immune system. Just a few lifestyle changes and self-care can add so much more to your health.
Severity of the term ‘stress’ has increased to such a level that apart from the health experts, even celebrities have started opening up on how it affects them and how they deal with it. Purpose? Spreading awareness. Besides making one feel lonely and hopeless, stress can do the unexpected.
Stress has a direct effect on body’s immune response via the release of cortisol, the stress hormone. Cortisol is known for its interfering nature with the T-cells owing to which it reproduces as well as receives signals from the body. Moreover, the hormone decreases the antibody secretory IgA, the first line of defense to fight pathogens.
Meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises are the best ways to keep away stress and the resulting consequences.
As much as it adds to make parties and special occasions happening, it equally ruins the health, if not taken moderately. Studies have found alcohol to be a drink that harms the immune system and its working to a great extent. We are not asking you to make alcohol your rival but keeping limited affection towards it can do wonders for your immunity.
When it comes to boost the immunity, vitamins do it a lot better than you know. Keeping healthy levels of vitamins A, B6, C, D and E is probably the easiest way to strengthen the immune health. Though all these vitamins are essential, vitamin C is the one to adore the most. Nowadays, you can easily get natural multivitamins; however, consulting a doctor before is must.
How excellent vegetables are for health is something we all know since our childhood. Nutrients they have are effective in keeping the body strong enough to kick out anything & everything that tries to bring down the immunity. Broccoli, kale and cabbage are some of the best cruciferous vegetables that deserve a place in daily life. By supporting the liver, they detoxify the body and improve overall health.
Popular herbs like Echinacea, Astragalus , AHCC, Elderberry and Andrographis are highly effective to combat the duration and extremity of illness. Moving on to the mineral and vitamin supplements, their intake nourishes the body with vital nutrients that in return, assure a strong immune system.
No matter workouts sound boring or exhausting to you, they have proved their worth in boosting the immune system, as proved in various studies. Wjewn you exercise daily, your T cells mobilize. Sort of white blood cells, they offer protection against infection. One thing you must remember here is avoiding rigorous workout sessions, as they make the immune system weak.
For those of you who underestimate the role of proper sleep in staying healthy, here comes the shocker. Sleeping for less hours activates the inflammatory immune response, thereby, interrupting the activity of T cells. As a result, body’s response to ailments, medicines and vaccines weakens. To avoid such mess, sleeping peacefully regularly for adequate hours is a must.
Mushrooms have their own way of breaking the organic matters and then converting them into soil. They are loaded with important nutrients as well as minerals, which is why eating them keeps the immune system active and healthy.
Smoking is injurious for health and increases the risk of cancer. Apart from you, your family, friends, relatives and neighbors also know it but what you all may not know is that smoking impairs immunity too. Besides reducing the potential of our immune system, it increases the possibilities of getting affected by deadly pathogenic immune responses. Though cutting down this evil habit is the best way out to stay protected, certain people find doing this impossible. For such people, possible alternatives include electronic cigarettes and nicotine patches.
Sunlight is the natural and best way of taking in vitamin D. You will feel lucky to know that this particular vitamin has a significant role in promoting healthy working of the immune system. Reason behind is that vitamin D assists the body in producing antibodies. To get enough of it, you can go for a brisk walk under the sun for just 10-15 minutes. Isn’t it the simplest solution to stay fit?
No matter how healthy you look from the outside, if your immunity is not strong, you can expect good health for long. Adopting these easy ways is the best favor you can do on your immune system and keep it in the best state ever. Apart from keeping you away from toxins, these suggestions will feed essential nutrients in your body. Last but not the least, a strong immune system keeps you miles away from the risk of developing chronic health issues and adds a lot more to every aspect of your life by keeping you strong from the inside. Want to hear the best words? With a strong immune system, you age gracefully, which means your youthfulness stays with you longer.
“Fall for your immune system before it stops supporting the pillars of your health & wellness.”
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