Life is full of stress these days, everyone is in hurry and has no time to sit and eat properly. All these things are affecting our immunity badly. Because of our sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, modernisation and pollution we are becoming prone to various types of infections. We are getting infectious diseases very frequently the reason being poor immunity. The power of our body to fight against micro organisms is getting poorer day by day.
Here are 10 proven ways to boost your immunity:
Go Green, include lots of veggies and fruits in your diet
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Medical studies have proved that the coloured part of the vegetables contains most of the nutrients and therefore, in many countries, people are trying to innovatively use the peels of fruits and vegetables, which we actually throw in the trash. If you want to have a catapult in your immunity level, then you must mainly prefer green coloured vegetables in your diet at least once a day that will give you oodles of vitamins and minerals, which works hard to protect yourself from diseases.
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Try to mantain healthy Weight
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>One of the greatest hurdle you need to cross is fighting obesity if you want to increase your level of immunity. If you are already obese or just overweight, you must understand that you need to count your calorie intake and ensure that you have only healthy food on your platter. Even if you regularly exercise and avoid junk food, you must know that as per the international standards, an average male requires around 1800 to 2000 calories while an average female requires 1300 to 1500 calories per day. You must adhere to eating right food in right quantity so that you are physically fit and must endeavour to maintain healthy weight to increase your immunity.
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Say Bye to Junk Food
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>We all are living in an age where everyone loves to gorge on junk food and people hardly want to sweat out in their kitchens to indulge in some home cooked food. But the junk food consists of high amount of calories and saturated fats and is devoid of nutrition. Moreover, you even don’t know if proper hygiene levels are maintained while preparing it. You must even avoid eating street foods as you are unaware of the quality of food materials and water used in it. All these factors directly have an adverse effect on your immune system.
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Say no to Smoking
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>As written on the pack of cigarettes, smoking is injurious to health. Still many people are increasingly getting addicted to smoking as they consider it to be a stress buster. But smoking causes direct damage to your lungs and respiratory system, which in turn hampers the effective functioning of your body parts along with badly impacting your immune system. The tobacco in the cigarettes makes you less energetic and your body becomes highly susceptible to diseases. By quitting smoking, you will gradually notice a new vigour in you and you will find yourself stronger from inside.
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Keep an eye on your Blood pressure
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>As per a recent survey, every 6 out of 10 people suffer from either low or high blood pressure issues. If you suffer from low or high blood pressure, then your improper blood circulation in the body affects your immune system. You need to strictly follow the instructions of your doctor so that your blood pressure is under control and must frequently check your blood pressure. You must try to keep yourself physically active and mentally stress free to ensure smooth flow of blood in your body.
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Regular Exercise & Yoga
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Exercising regularly is the most effective mantra to augment your immunity level. When you start exercising regularly, you tend to become fitter and more active owing to which your body system starts functioning efficiently. The growth of cell stimulates and this in turn helps you to defeat the viruses fiercely. Moreover, the world has come to know what potential yoga has in keeping the body in best health condition. When you perform yoga regularly, your blood circulation improves, your digestive system operates properly and your breathing pattern is also regulated. All these gestures ensure that your internal system is free from the attack of toxins, thereby, improving your immunity level.
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Say no to Alcohol
<p style=”text-align: justify;”>Similar to smoking, consuming alcohol too is very dangerous for your well being as it deteriorates the effective functioning of the body’s internal system by damaging major organs such as liver, kidney, etc while lowering your level of immunity. However, if you stop consuming alcohol, then you will have control over your physical fitness and you will also take a step towards ensuring that your internal system is hyperactive. It is true that stopping alcohol completely is not possible in the first attempt. You must gradually decline its consumption and must make sure that you give yourself no reason to take a single sip of it.
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Take proper sleep
Your body requires enough rest of around 7 to 8 hours to ensure that your body parts get time to repair and rejuvenate itself. This is very important to keep your immunity level high. If you don’t sleep sufficiently, then your body carries on the strain, which then accumulates to make you feel lethargic always. Your physical strength and activity will get reduced, which will directly cause a downfall in your immunity level.
Have a Discipline in your life
You need to be have discipline in your life and you can easily attain it by having a proper routine. You need to develop some essential habits like waking up early, exercising everyday, having proper meal timings, managing your work as per schedule, etc. Such habits will make your body accustomed to these activities and you will gradually develop your immunity level.
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We all are getting busier day by day and this is making our work and social relationships complex. This complexity in life is creating a lot of stress in our minds. When you are stressed, you are unable to have optimum concentration and you are unable to manage yourself in the right manner. You may not be able to maintain a schedule for your meals, exercise and sleep and this will eventually cause an imbalance in your internal system, thus affecting your immune system badly.