8 Steps to boost your immunity against COVID-19


As we all are going through a hard time, we can always make most in this situation because that's how we humans have always evolved be it all the seasonal changes, be it all the pandemics ever happened, we have always tried adapting ourselves according to the situations.

So here are 8 things to boost your immunity against the odds:

Workout

Working out is the most powerful way to boost your immune system. It causes your body's antibodies and white blood cells to circulate more rapidly. Being active in this way also lowers stress hormones which reduces the chances of getting sick. Research suggests that exercise effects may be directly relevant to virus-fighting.

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Walking is one of the simplest ways to exercise. If you are not a fan of it then you can try yoga, gardening and mild stretching exercises at home.

Proper Diet

Eating a low-fat, plant-based diet may help give the immune system a boost. The immune system relies on white blood cells that produce antibodies to combat bacteria, viruses, and other invaders. Vegetarians have been shown to have more effective white blood cells when compared to non-vegetarians, due to a high intake of vitamins and low intake of fat.

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Studies have shown that fruits and vegetables provide nutrients—like beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E—that can boost immune function. Because many vegetables, fruits, and other plant-based foods are also rich in antioxidants, they help reduce oxidative stress.

Adequate Sleep


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Our bodies need sleep to rest and recharge. Without a sufficient amount of sleep, we increase our risk of developing serious health problems—like heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and obesity. Inadequate sleep has also been linked to suppressed immune function. One study found that those who sleep fewer than five hours per night are more likely to have suffered a recent cold compared with those who sleep more.

Imbibe responsibly

Drinking in moderation is OK. But consuming alcohol in excess can decay your immune system, Stanford University says. According to the study, there’s corroboration from both human and animal research that overconsumption of alcohol decreases immune reactivity, reducing the body’s capability to fight infection. 

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Men may be able to consume up to two alcoholic drinks per day and a woman should not have more than one. Whether or not, one can safely consume some alcohol has to do with many factors including overall health status, risk factors for disease and any medication you may be taking.

Regular sexual activity

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Studies show that people who are sexually active have the highest levels of immunoglobulin A(IgA?) in their saliva. Iga is an immune molecule that helps us in protecting from illnesses like a common cold. Having sex up to a couple of times a week is enough to build up immunity against lots of diseases and is proven to be the most effective way to boost one's immunity.

Own a pet

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Recent research shows that pet owners have low blood pressure and cholesterol levels as compared to those who do not own any pets. Pet owners have lower cholesterol levels and triglycerides compared to non-pet owners. This indicates that people who have a pet in their house have better heart health and less risk of getting any heart disease.

Positive Attitude

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A recent study shows that the immune system was stronger when people felt optimistic. This clearly indicates positivity is directly proportional to better immunity. Practice gratitude and think of at least three things that you are grateful for every day. Respond with a good attitude to increase the chances of the best outcome to strengthen your immunity.

Make room for laughter


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According to research on healthy people, watching a funny movie boost natural killer cell activity while watching an emotionally neutral movie did not boost immune system function. This clearly indicates that we should go ahead and have a good chuckle. After all, belly laughs feel great. This certainly can't hurt and they might help boost your immune system and reduce the likelihood of any illness.

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