Having a strong immune system is the best prevention against disease-causing pathogens. A healthy immune system gives the body a fighting chance when predisposed to diseases. Here are tips to help you enhance your body’s immune system.
Eating healthy meals will boost your immune system and help your body in fighting diseases. Meals with fruits rich in vitamins, vegetables, nuts, proteins and carbohydrates go a long way to ensure your body has what it needs,
By eating small portions of each food group at any given mealtime, your diet becomes balanced and your body gets the nutrients it requires to fight disease-causing pathogens. Create a weekly food calendar for yourself and your family to keep you on track. In addition to eating right, decrease junk food consumption and convenience store foods and redirect the resources into buying fresh produce for fresh meals.
However, you can treat your family to junk food once a month but it should not be the norm in the family. If you need help planning your meals, check out our family menu feeding guide for a Monday to Sunday feeding time table.
2. Get Your Body Moving
Now that we’re social distancing and working from home, it’s very tempting to lounge on the sofa or spend most of our time sitting or lounging. Incorporate walks, yoga or other exercises into your day’s schedule to give your body the movement it deserves.
You can also add weekend walks and hikes into your children’s and family’s routine to get them outside the house, exercising their bodies and enjoying nature.
3. Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation leads to burnout, which is hard to recover from. A weekend’s sleep doesn’t cure burnout. Which is why you ought to keep a consistent sleep schedule. There are a lot of processes in the body that require you to have optimal sleep.
According to Dr Jenna Macciochi, ‘sleep is the bedrock of your immunity as lots of calibration happen you’re sleeping that allows your immune system to work optimally.’
4.Wash Your Hands
In the current world, washing your hands is a must at any given hour and depending on your movements and interaction with people. Hand washing reinforces the immune-boosting efforts you’ve made on your body and also protects the people you come into contact with.
It’s important to carry portable hand sanitiser to protect you when you have no access to water and in public places.
A strong immune system is necessary in the world we’re in, so use these tips to make sure your immune system is ready to fight back.
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