We are talking about immunity more than ever, all because of the coronavirus pandemic. This situation has taught us an important health lesson – we must take care of our immunity. We realized this only after the outbreak of the disease.
A stronger immune system puts you in a better situation to handle so many diseases. While we all should follow standard methods of social distancing and hygiene, it is also important to take certain steps to improve your immunity.
This is extremely important for people with certain pre-existing illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, respiratory issues, and cardiovascular disease as they are at high risk of getting infected with the coronavirus.
Those who are above 60 years of age are also at a risk. In young adults who are fit and healthy, COVID-19 can result in just a minor infection. But a robust immunity is essential for this. So, in this article, we will discuss some natural ways that can boost your immunity.
Signs Of Weak Immune System
Those with a strong immune system don’t fall ill very occasionally. But if you have a weaker immune system, you will be a potential target of hostile microorganisms and this will make you sick very often. Some other signs of a weak immune system are –
- You are mostly stressed
- You very often encounter constipation, or upset stomach or diarrhoea
- Your wounds take more than normal time to heal
Easy Tips To Boost Your Immunity Naturally
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There are various steps that can help you strengthen your immunity naturally. If you think that immunity is a natural factor and cannot be controlled, try these tips and see the difference. The only thing that needs to be taken care of is that you should follow this religiously in order to reap benefits.
- Drink a lot of fluids like water, unsweetened juices, coconut water, herbal teas.
- Consume food that boos immunity. Nuts, legumes, and seeds are rich in nutrients and antioxidants that can make you stronger to fight against harmful pathogens.
- Avoid unnecessary stress as long-term stress can cause an imbalance in immune cell function. Moreover, prolonged psychological stress in children can suppress their immune response.
- Do some exercise regularly and keep yourself physically active.
- Take proper sleep at night. Good sleep is closely related to immunity. A study found that people who slept less than 6 hours every night were likely to catch a cold than those who had a good amount of sleep.
- Practice yoga for a few minutes daily.
- Use spices like cumin, turmeric, garlic in your foods.