How to Boost Your Immune System?

How do you bolster your immune system?

  1. Getting the right amount of sleep: Good sleep improves T cells, a type that fights against pathogens (intracellular). It can also lower the levels of secretion of adrenaline and noradrenaline that increase stress. Inadequate sleep can cause long-term problems with memory, mood, blood sugar, amongst other things. Short term problems include sleepiness, poor judgment, minor mistakes, etc. It can also cause insulin resistance, weight gain, cardiovascular diseases, decrease in blood sugar regulation, inflammation, blood pressure, etc. All these problems weaken the immune system.
  2. Eating the right kinds of foods: Drinking or overeating sugar curbs the activities of the immune system. Fatty foods with high cholesterol also do more harm than good to the immune system. It is advised that you eat more veggies and fruits and less fatty foods. Also, herbs can supply you with most nutrients you need to bolster the immune system.
  3. Having a healthy lifestyle: Exercises help your muscles stay strong and intact. It also keeps the blood pressure regulated. Your immune system gets a boost from exercises giving it the ability to keep fighting all diseases.
  4. Try to reduce stress: Most people tend to put their work before their personal life. They do not create time to rest, thereby stressing the body. I am not saying you should be lazy but overstressing yourself weakens the immune system as I have stated above. When was the last time you had a drink or nice hang out with friends? Or when last did you have a nap during the day to ease stress? You do not have to spend the whole day working for you to achieve the required results.

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Antoaneta Tsocheva

Antoaneta Tsocheva

Entrepreneur and eco-friendly enthusiast. I’m on a green mission to clean up the way we live. Share the passion — follow my journey now! http://bit.ly/2FloQoQ