If you’re like most people, you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening with Novel Coronavirus.
More than 1.5 million people are affected. 1 lakh people has lost their life, Government has issued precautionary measures for its citizens to follow.
Apart from all these precautionary measures, the most common topic is immunity.
Countries like Italy started immunity testing and countries like India are appealing their public to focus on improving their immunity.
The top 3 questions that we have in our mind right now:
You will get all your questions answered in this article.
The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection.
The immune system keeps a record of every germ (microbe) it has ever defeated so it can recognize and destroy the microbe quickly if it enters the body again.
There are few things which we can do in order to boost our immunity. Here are the most important ones.
Regular exercise is one of the pillars of healthy living, below are few things which happened due to exercise.
It promotes good circulation, which allows the cells and substances of the immune system to move through the body freely and do their job efficiently.
Killing bacteria via the brief rise in body temperature that occurs during and after exercise improving the production and function of antibodies produced by white blood cells.
When it comes to our health, sleep plays an important role.
While more sleep won’t necessarily prevent us from getting sick, skimping on it could adversely affect our immune system.
Without enough sleep, our body makes fewer cytokines, a type of protein that targets infection and inflammation, effectively creating an immune response.
Cytokines are both produced and released during sleep, causing a double whammy if we skimp on shut-eye.
Chronic sleep loss even makes the flu vaccine less effective by reducing our body’s ability to respond. At least 7-8 hours of sleep is important.
Below are a few tricks which will help us to improve our sleep
Everyone knows “Stress can’t benefit us in any way, it can only harm us”, so try to stay away from stress.
Research has shown that when we’re stressed, the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced.
That is why we are more susceptible to infections.
The stress hormone corticosteroid can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system.
Stress can also have an indirect effect on the immune system as a person may use unhealthy behavioral coping strategies to reduce their stress, such as drinking and smoking.
Below are few tips to stay away from stress
Like any fighting force, the immune system army marches on its stomach.
Healthy immune system warriors need good, regular nourishment.
Scientists have long recognized that people who live in poverty and are malnourished are more vulnerable to infectious diseases.
There is some evidence that various micronutrient deficiencies alter immune system function, if you suspect your diet is not providing you with all your micronutrient needs, for instance, you don’t like vegetables, taking a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement may bring other health benefits.
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