WRITTEN BY: CASSIDY ARMBRUSTER
Eating immune boosting foods aren’t the only ways to be a good friend to your immune system. Here are five recommendations to naturally keep your immune system in check, while improving your overall physical and mental health at a time when both take an extra dose of effort.
It might be more difficult to exercise without hitting up your local gym or heading to soccer or basketball practice, but putting in that extra effort to do a set of pushups, sit-ups and burpees might be helping your immune system and your mental state. Give it just 30 minutes three to four days a week! That physical activity helps your body get rid of bacteria in the airways and lungs.
Get a good amount of sleep
Lack of sleep not only makes you more prone to getting sick, but it can also affect how fast you recover.
Wash your hands thoroughly
Washing your hands rids of any lingering bacteria! It’s the best thing you can constantly do during a pandemic to keep you and your peers healthy and safe.
This is a stressful time, but you should try keeping stress to the minimum. You can accomplish this through things like yoga and meditation! Even spending time with your pets reduces stress!
The daily recommended dose is twelve eight-ounce glasses of water a day. Research has suggested that staying hydrated might keep your body from getting viruses such as the flu and common cold. If it is too late and you have fallen sick, continue to fill your body with fluids to flush out waste, toxins, and bacteria.
Building immunity can’t happen in a day, but by taking these efforts to boost your immune system, you will be better off both physically and mentally.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.