The World Health Organization declared Covid 19 as a global pandemic and the entire world is coping with the impending risk, that the infection is posed to human being. People who are suffering from serious health conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, obesity, respiratory issues and heart disease are at a higher risk of getting infected with the pandemic, as the immunity level is lower than usual. Therefore, it is mandatory to take precautions such as washing hands regularly, wearing a mask, avoiding touching their face and using hand sanitizer to prevent themselves from getting the virus. Since, there is no vaccination available at present, practicing good hygiene is a must, apart from that an individual can boost their immunity, which is vital at this point, as a robust immune system battles the virus and keeps us healthy. Here are few measures one can take to boost their immunity.
- Consume immunity boosting food and vitamins
A good immune system is essential during this difficult time. There are certain food items, which boosts your immunity, such as carrot, spinach, citrus fruits, garlic, strawberry, tomato and many more. If your immune system is frail, consult your physician and ask for Vitamins and Mineral supplements like Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Zinc and Vitamin C
- Take proper sleep
If the body hasn’t got enough sleep, it will produce less cytokines, which is a type of protein that is required to fight virus and swelling, efficiently making an immune rejoinder. While we sleep, cytokines are produced and released as well. If a person is sleep deprived, the body’s response to flu vaccine is reduced. Therefore, people who sleep less are more susceptible to getting infected by the virus.
- Stay hydrated
Water is a miraculous drink and a natural immune booster. It releases the toxin from the body and also transports oxygen to your body cells, which enables proper functioning of your entire system.
- Avoid smoking and alcohol
Any kind of toxin has a negative effect on your immune system, which reduces the ability of the body to fight infection. Excessive intake of alcohol and smoking weakens the immune system.
- Exercise regularly
A regular workout diminishes the risk of cardiovascular disease and also boosts your immune system. An exercise increases the blood flow in the body, reduces inflammation and builds immunity.
- Work on your stress
Stress and anxiety have an immense effect on your immune system. Stress produces a hormone known as cortisol, it is a kind of stress hormone, which suppresses the immune system’s ability to battle infection.