These days, we hear a lot about the importance of having a strong immune system that will allow us to fight, among other things, infections (bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more). The immune system is complex and can appear abstract to many. To simplify everything, we could describe it as being made up of cells and organs that work together to protect the body by reacting to infections and diseases.
5 habits to strengthen your immune system
There are several things you can do to strengthen your immune system. Here are 5 tips and habits to keep in mind in order to maintain your immune defenses high, to stay fit and keep unwanted guests at bay.
Wash your hands several times a day. Prevention plays an important role in fighting any virus or disease, and it is by washing your hands several times a day with soap and water that you can protect yourself adequately.
Use a natural foaming hand soap that contains no chemicals and thoroughly rub your hands for 20 seconds several times a day.*
Make sure you have enough vitamin C and D. These vitamins play a vital role in maintaining a good immune system. Many fruits and vegetables provide large amounts of vitamin C and D. It is, therefore, important to have a healthy and balanced diet, fruits & veggies included!
A good night's sleep will recharge the batteries! Make sure you sleep at least 7 hours a night and try to avoid caffeine or alcohol before going to bed to make the most of these hours of recovery.
Practice physical activity. In addition to staying in shape, playing a sport or practicing a physical activity will help you get rid of a lot of your stress, which will also have a beneficial effect on your immune system. Psst! Add a natural aluminum-free deodorant or antiperspirant to your routine and you're all set for a great workout session!
Give love to your intestines. Besides a healthy diet that will allow you to fill up on vitamin C and D, taking probiotics can be beneficial to maintain a strong immune system, as well as adding fermented foods, in order to maintain your intestinal flora. Say hello to kombucha, kimchi, and yogurt!
These tips will help you keep a strong immune system to fight viruses and diseases that may come near you, but these are also good habits to keep you in shape and get ready for your busy day!