We could not live without the immune system. If there was no defense system and some viruses entered the body, there would no way to fight it, and we would probably die over time.
The immune system is very complex. When a virus or a bacterium attacks us, we usually experience symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle pain, which are just signs that our body is defending itself against the disease.
The immune system is the most important thing we have. Therefore, it should work properly. Strengthen your immune system even before the winter and especially during the third wave of the pandemic. We are bringing you some tricks and tips on keeping fit even in the gloomy fall weather.
Our immune system decreases by:
- Smoking, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol
- Lack of exercising and sleep
- Unhealthy unbalanced diet, overeating, or starvation
- Lack of vitamins
- Extreme stress and other factors.
The power of thought is important, and the proven cure is a lot of laughter.
A balanced diet is essential for building defense mechanisms because they begin in the large intestine. Our diet should be full of vitamins and minerals. It is advisable to add fresh fruits, vegetables, and fiber to the diet. Some foods are very healthy, special anti-inflammatory foods such as turmeric, sea buckthorn, garlic, lemon, ginger, onion. We can treat ourselves to a vitamin cocktail by squeezing the whole lemon into a mug, adding a little ginger and a teaspoon of honey. Heat the cocktail slightly to make it warmer. Drink it in sips. Stop drinking alcohol and smoking once and for all.
Give up the unhealthy sweet treats. Sugar is principally inappropriate and directly destroys our defenses. If you eat chocolate every day, drink soda, and eat all the cookies you see, your immune system drops significantly.
Exercising in the fresh air along with a balanced diet are keys to success. If you exercise outdoors, the germs have no chance. Morning jogging is one of the best things you can do. Physical activity in any weather significantly benefits the immune system and mental health.
Positive thinking and setting your mind to happy mood are guaranteed to bring you more satisfaction in your life. Many diseases arise precisely because of the negative mood. The power of thought is important, and the proven cure is a lot of laughter.
Heating the room in the winter months is also inappropriate. The temperature in the apartment should not be more than 25 degrees. Frequent ventilation is also necessary. Try to be in the sun for at least 20 minutes. If you do not have the opportunity to sunbathe, then you need to take vitamin D daily. Of course, vitamin C. And mostly good probiotics. The immune system starts in the gut.
Especially in the winter months, crowded, unventilated areas, such as shopping malls, hospitals, enclosed spaces, should be avoided, and face masks, distance, and disinfection should always be used.
Good sleep is also vital in building defenses and excellent mental health. We should sleep for at least 7 hours. Night sleep and regeneration significantly benefit our immune system.
Text: Natália Bosáková, photo: unsplash.com