Medical experts have warned that Covid-19 may well be around for the long hauland noted that one the most challenging transmission modalities is a spread within the family. Hence, it is most important to learn what steps we can do to protect ourselves and our families. We will start with discussing the TOP 5 tips to enhance your immunity.
- Workout regularly
- Unwind and rest
- Healthy connections
- Avoid alcohol and smoking
Studies show 30 minutes of exercises daily can help one to maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure. The more exercise the better. Exercise is all good, but too much exercise can weaken your immune system, so always pace yourself.
Unwind and rest when your body tells you to
Sleep experts advocate an average of 7 hours of sleep, and quality sleep, where one wakes up feeling refreshed is the best. If you have difficulty sleeping, try a glass of warm milk and pistachios before bed =) Another mind restorative activity is mindful meditation. Slow down, be conscious of your breathing and empty your mind.
Start a day with waving and chatting with your neighbours and family members. Having strong social connections reduces risk of anxiety and depression, increases gene expression for immunity (as per study by Steve Cole, UCLA), increases self-esteem and creates a positive feedback loop of social, emotional and physical well-being.
Avoid smoking and alcohol
Smoking and excessive alcohol causes the production of free radicals and in the long run, is detrimental to your health.
A healthy diet containing a variety of fruits and vegetables maintains optimum levels of health. And eat only until one is 80% full. The more vitamins and immune boosting supplements we take, the healthier we become. But it is not medically proven that taking excessive amounts of supplements can protect us against an infection. So don’t be fooled by advertisers.