Best ways to boost immunity
Boosting your immune system is one of the best ways to stay healthy. It makes you less likely to get sick, and it can also help you recover faster from illness if you do get sick. In this article, we'll look at a few simple ways to boost your immunity:
Wash your hands regularly
Wash your hands regularly.
Washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do to prevent infection, which can lead to serious illness or even death. You should:
- Wash them with soap and water before you eat to remove bacteria from your skin and other surfaces (like countertops).
- Wash them after touching animals or their waste, such as when petting an animal at a zoo or farm (or even if it’s just been sitting on your lap). This includes raw meat from animals that have not been cooked yet. If possible, wear rubber gloves while preparing food with raw meat in order to protect yourself from getting sick from germs on the surface of these foods; however, if this is not possible then make sure that whatever utensils or equipment used during preparation has been thoroughly washed in hot water after each use so there are no trace amounts left behind!
- Don't forget about those dirty dishes either! They're still full of germs waiting around every corner—so remember: always wash them up before putting anything else into them again!
Eating a healthy diet is the best way to boost your immunity. A balanced diet that includes whole foods like fruits and vegetables, protein, fiber and healthy fats will help you feel better as well as boost your immune system. One great addition that you can make to your diet is probiotics. Genetic Nutrition’s Mega Probiotics contains 7 strains of probiotic bacteria that work together to promote digestive health by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, which in turn boosts immunity.
A good rule of thumb when it comes to eating healthy is: if it's not in season or locally grown (and organic), don't eat it!
Also avoid processed foods like frozen dinners or fast food restaurants—they can be high in sugar which has been linked to poor health outcomes including increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.
In addition to eating healthy, getting enough sleep and avoiding the sun between 10am and 4pm, there are several other ways you can boost your immunity. Here are some of the most common:
- Wear sunscreen with SPF of at least 30—the higher the number on the label, the better it is for your skin. Apply it 15-30 minutes before going outside for best results; reapply every two hours if needed. A wide-brimmed hat also helps keep skin protected from UV rays as well as reduce chances of developing melanoma from exposure to sunlight. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying SPF 30+ whenever possible (or higher).
Be physically active
- Exercise boosts your immune system.
- Exercise helps you sleep better.
- Exercise is good for your heart, reducing stress and boosting circulation of blood to the brain, muscles, and organs—so it's great for managing chronic conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. Plus, exercise can help you lose weight—which is especially important if you're trying to improve your overall health!
Drink water or tea before bed
Drinking water or tea before bed helps you to stay hydrated and flush out toxins. It also helps you sleep better, wake up feeling refreshed, and enjoy a healthy immune system.
To start, make sure that you're drinking enough fluids throughout the day—especially if you're an active person or consuming caffeine-rich foods such as coffee in large amounts. Once evening falls, drink at least eight glasses of water (1/3 liter) before bedtime.
Take vitamins that boost immunity
- Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an immune system booster. It helps to protect your cells from damage and infection, so it's important for healthy functioning of your immune system. You can get vitamin C from food or supplements.
- Vitamin A: This vitamin plays a key role in helping the body fight off infection by boosting its ability to fight off invading viruses and bacteria, as well as producing proteins that help defend against these infections. Good sources of this nutrient include carrots and apricots; however, you may have to eat several servings per day before you start seeing any results from taking them regularly.
- Vitamin E: Studies have shown that regular users of vitamin E supplements may experience better overall health because they tend not only protect against heart disease but also reduce inflammation throughout the body.
- In case you are unable to derive all the important vitamins and minerals from the diet, you could consider taking a multivitamin supplement. Genetic Nutrition’s Mega Vit capsules contain all the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to keep its immunity in check.
Stress is a major contributor to poor health, and it can affect your body's ability to fight off infections.
Stress, sleep problems, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system are all common symptoms of stress. Stress can be caused by work or family life; financial concerns; or even just being stuck in traffic on the way home from work.
Avoid smoking cigarettes
Smoking cigarettes can damage your immune system. It's important to avoid smoking cigarettes because they can cause cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and more. If you're a smoker, quit now!
Get at least 8 hours of sleep
Getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night is important for a healthy immune system. The immune system is like a factory that works 24/7, producing antibodies and other substances to fight infection. When we're not getting enough sleep, our bodies aren't able to produce enough of these chemicals or repair cells that are damaged by them.
To make sure you get enough sleep:
- Set an alarm on your phone or bedroom clock every evening so you know when it's time for bedtime!
- Go to bed only when sleepy (ideally within 30 minutes). If it seems impossible not to fall asleep right away, don't worry—you'll probably still be tired in the morning anyway! This may mean taking a short nap during the day instead of going straight from work into bed after dinner if this isn't possible yet due to work commitments etc.
The key takeaway from all of this should be that there are many ways to boost your immune system. You don’t need a pill or potion—just some good old-fashioned common sense and plenty of self-care.