As we are amid of a pandemic and nation-wide lockdown, it seems like this whole month has turned out to be World Health month wherein, we have seen a massive shift in the perception of all with respect to the human health and immunity system.
There is a sense of panic in everyone, especially amongst the people above 50 years of age, who are considered the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus.
While almost everyone is practicing hygiene as per the measures stated by the World Health Organization (WHO), washing hands, and isolating from their social circle, in order to control the pandemic – it is your strong body’s immune system that helps protect and fights through this deadly virus.
People are now taking their health seriously by making simple lifestyle changes and indulging into easy workout and yoga sessions as a precautionary measure to fight against the COVID-19.
While it’s impossible to improve the immune system overnight, there are natural measures people are resorting to boost their immunity and stay safe during COVID-19 pandemic.
How to boost your immune system against the COVID-19
Water is the essence of life and important for body functioning. Drinking about 3-4 litres of water daily boosts metabolism, maintains body temperature, flushes out toxins, and contributes to improving the immunity system.
Unintentionally we all are on a detox diet where we are only consuming home cooked meals and no junk food. A diet rich in antioxidants helps fight against free radicals and curtail the damage.
Including amla, guava, green leafy vegetables, spinach, garlic, green tea, peppers, turmeric, etc, in your daily diet shall improve body immune system.
With exercise, one can elevate their body functioning and boost the immune system to fight against the dangerous virus. Take out 45 minutes from your day to indulge in exercises that make you sweat, open up muscles, strengthen your core and uplift your stamina.
Yoga and meditation
Yoga, the ancient art that combines the movements of the body, mind, and soul has a powerful effect on uplifting health and wellness.
Through the flow of yogic exercises, meditation, and breathing patterns, the body’s immune system, respiratory system, nervous system, and spiritual system align making one fight against health conditions, injuries, pain and even virus optimally.
Sleep is one of the most vital and comforting activities to indulge in boosting immunity. It repairs, rejuvenates and prepares the body system to work efficiently. Sleep deprivation is directly linked to stress, cortisol spikes, reduced production of cytokines, etc that depreciates the immune system.
Adequate sleep ensures balance in hormones, reduced stress levels and modulated immune response system for the body to fight through infections and viruses.
While all the above are taking care of the physical and mental health, there’s also a lot more of mindfulness and self-care activities that is helping one and all to cope up with the triggering anxiety, stress, and depression.
It is certain, after the lockdown and once the situation gets stable, we all are to be a whole different individual with broader perspectives to life wherein mental and physical health shall be of importance than anything else.
Stay home, stay safe, stay fit and be alive…….