For sure throughout the years, you have met people who don’t seem to ever get sick. No, they don’t have any superpowers, their secret lies in the everyday routines and habits they have which help them preserve their health and fight viruses throughout the year.
A person with a healthy immune system can get sick once to twice a year with light symptoms. If you are constantly getting sick, then you really need to think about your lifestyle and take better care of your immune system. And you should start from here:
1. Get a good night sleep
Scientists have proven that people who sleep for eight hours have thrice fewer chances of getting sick compared to those who sleep less than seven hours a day. While you sleep your body rests and it regulates the hormone responsible for stress, which can make the organism susceptible to illnesses if it’s produced in large amounts.
2. Eat various healthy foods
Your organism needs useful nutrients and antioxidants in order to be able to easily fight bacteria and viruses. Consume: sweet potatoes (rich in beta carotene), citruses and peppers (vitamin C), almonds (vitamin E), grapes and red wine (resveratrol), and as much fruits and vegetables as you can.
3. Activate your intestines
You let in foreign bacteria in your body on a daily basis, and some of it can really harm your health. That’s why you need to consume probiotics which contain good bacteria that’s going to help you fight seasonal flus and colds.
4. Wash your hands at the right time
You don’t have to wash your hands every five minutes, but you definitely need to wash them at certain key moments. This is of the utmost importance. Wash your hands: before having a meal, before and after cooking a meal, after going to the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing. The best way is to wash them with water and soap (scrub for 20 seconds), but have an antiseptic in your purse for those times when you don’t have access to water or soap.
5. Hug more
People who have support from the loved ones tend to more easily fight problems and are less likely to get sick. It’s proven that hugging significantly improves the immune system.
A study has shown that yoga and breathing exercises can really improve the immune system and lower the stress hormones that are responsible for many health problems.