9 Easy Ways To Boost Your Immunity

Karishma Govil , 26 Mar 2018
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Due to our fast-paced lifestyle, we end up taking our bodies for granted. Whether it is by over-working, eating junk food, or sleeping late, we’re walking on thin ice by tiring ourselves. But there are ways to remedy that. All we need to really do is improve our lifestyles, and we could notice a massive difference in our health. If you take care of yourself properly, you won’t fall sick that often. Here are a few things you could do to boost your immunity.

1. Get Your Beauty Sleep

It’s very important to rest and give your body the sleep it needs. According to research, the adult human body needs about 7 to 9 hours of sleep. So, make sure you get your share of sleep and rest.

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Water (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

2. Drink A lot Of Water

Water helps balance the body and even improves the bowel movement. This eventually aids in boosting immunity. Hence, it is advised to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday.

3. Avoid Alcohol

Drinking excess amount of alcohol alters the cells and molecules in the body making it susceptible to diseases and decreasing immunity. So, if you really can’t do without alcohol over the weekend, we’d suggest you to reduce it considerably.

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No Smoking Sign (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

4. Give Up Smoking

Smoking causes so much harm to the body anyway and our immunity isn’t an exception. Cigarettes contains a lot of tar and many other chemicals, which can make your immune system less effective at fighting off infections. So we suggest you give up this horrible habit right away.

5. Exercise

Exercise makes your heart stronger and lets it pump more blood throughout your body. It also makes your lungs more equipped at handling oxygen and supplies it to the rest of your body. Research suggests that exercise can boost your immune system by providing a boost to the cells in your body that are made to attack bacteria.

6. Feast On Superfoods

Consuming citrus can boost your immunity. Fruits like oranges and limes contain tons of vitamin C and antioxidants that help fight bacteria in the body. Consuming probiotics also help in boosting the immunity. Fish like salmon and tuna are loaded with Omega-3 that improves white blood cell activity that in turn helps increase immunity.

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Green Tea (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

7. Switch To Green Tea

Green tea possesses many antioxidants that help in increasing the immune system. Consuming a cup a day will also help keep you fit and help your body fight bacteria.

8. Keep Stress Away

Ever noticed that sometimes you fall sick after a stressful day? That isn’t a coincidence. When you’re stressed, the body releases hormones. While these hormones are required in the body, they can result in inflammation, reduced white blood cells, and a higher susceptibility to infection and tissue damage.

9. Avoid Processed Food

Processed food contains tons of calories that may lead to health problems such as increased inflammation, reduced control of infection, and increased rates of cancer.

There’s no need to worry. It’s never to late to get fit and healthy. It’s time to change our lifestyles and not take our bodies for granted. These healthy changes can help you keep fit in the long run. You’re welcome!

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