An essential part of society is still restricted, the ‘New Normal’ is just, normal. Your work has a new-found balance amidst the constant change and you’re no longer wondering what day it is. Now it is time to put your health as a priority and keep your body in its best shape to take on life’s challenges ahead and ensure that it is as healthy as it can be. Here are some simple tips and reminders that can lead to a healthier immune system.
It is often said that food is key in boosting one’s immunity. Our gut and immunity are connected, so it’s vital for you to have a clean system. When things are right in the gut, all is well with the immune system. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that eating healthy and right leads to a healthy immune system.
Here’s a list of food/beverage to boost your immunity:
1. Fish – salmon, tuna, mackerel
2. Fruits – blueberries, oranges, apples, kiwis
3. Vegetables – broccoli, spinach, bell peppers
4. Nuts & Seeds – chia, sunflower, almond
5. Liquids – green tea, kefir
Remember to try and include a “rainbow” of colors in your diet. That way, you know you’re getting key vitamins and nutrients in. We’d definitely advise you to skip processed and fast food.
Want to give your immune system a great boost? Physical activity is a good way to. When you exercise regularly, your body increases its production of antibodies which helps in fighting bacteria.
For starters, you can try exercising three times a week and then slowly increase the number of days once you’ve found your rhythm.
So, take a walk or go for a run – but make sure to keep a safe distance from other people. Or try out a YouTube workout that works for you and get that body moving.
It’s normal if you are losing sleep during this pandemic due to various reasons. However, the duration and quality of our sleep can affect our ability to fight off illness.
Here are a few ways way to help you sleep better:
1. Drink a nighttime tea
2. Put your phone down an hour before you sleep
3. Wear a sleep mask
5. Listen to relaxing music
We can’t agree more here, hydration is an important part of boosting your immunity. Staying hydrated helps your body naturally eliminate toxins and other bacteria. So, drink the recommended 2 litres a day to stave off any infection.
Keeping germs at bay is often the first line of defense, so good personal hygiene is important. Wash and sanitize your hands often and always wear a mask. Also, shower every time you come home, so that the germs don’t spread to loved ones at home.
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