As the world experiences unprecedented times with healthcare, strengthening your immune system is your biggest responsibility as an individual. This is an unfamiliar situation around the world in terms of the health of the people – emphasizing social distancing and the number of Covid-19 cases striking panic across the masses. You do not want panic to set in, do you?
Now it is about shifting your thoughts leaning towards positivity and optimism, with a mindset driven to boost your immune system naturally that will eventually change the perspective towards personal healthcare. It is time to strengthen your body’s immunity against any disease. You will have an idea to let the world know about it after having followed what you have read here completely.
Your body is a humongous military force that fights any pathogen. It is a network of systems comprising white blood cells (B- and T- lymphocytes), antibodies, the lymphatic system, the spleen, the thymus, and the bone marrow.
There is no doubt in saying, “You are what you eat.” Now, that can be debated with genetics or hereditary. However, it is not true to conclude that alone decides your overall health. You can transform yourself the way you want to; provided there is a disciplined lifestyle involved.
The shape of your body is a true reflection of your fitness level. What reflects your immune system? How do you know how strong your immune system is? You might have a strong belief to trust your system, but it has now become even more important for an optimized immune system and an optimized immune function.
Discipline is the only factor. Your body functions better when it is protected from environmental assaults. Consider strategies such as these:
The coronavirus thunder strikes the thoughts of the people to prefer more homemade food. That is better in a way, isn’t it? How much-processed junk are you consuming outside? All the things that you do are eventually the resultants of your habitual patterns. Can’t stress more about cultivating transforming habits. You just need to do it!
The assimilation of healthy food rich in vitamins and minerals enhances the system. It is always important to include green, leafy vegetables in your diet that provides essential micronutrients. You need to follow a system to build healthy eating habits. Consider the below steps:
3. Afternoon meal can either be a bowl of rice with a curry prepared using leafy vegetables of your preferred choice or Roti with dal. Cook your recipe with minimal cooking oil. Food with more oil is not good for the system long-term.
The mind and body coordination are undeniable. A variety of maladies, including stomach upset, hives, and even heart disease, are linked to emotional stress. However, we have scientists actively studying the relationship between stress and immune function. The amount of antibodies produced is in the body can be affected by stress that causes ‘cortisol’ to be secreted.
Stress is variable. One person exhibiting stress response to a situation is not the same as the other. People are exposed to different situations in life and stress response is unique. It is important to control stress. You need to practice yoga or meditation. Playing a sport can also typically reduce stress levels. Keep the mind engaging with different tasks and feel a sense of accomplishment after achieving them.
It is natural to fall ill during certain times when a pathogen invades the body. The system takes time to process the information of the genome of that organism and then defeats it. The next time when there is a similar invasion, you do not fall ill because the white blood cells are aware of it already and will pounce on them.
Often there is a tendency for over-the-counter medication when you experience cold, cough, or flu-like symptoms. Do not consider them for common infections. Allow your body to counter the infection by itself so that the WBCs can record the information about that organism to build themselves stronger next time. It is like exercise making your body stronger.
The capability of the immune system reduces with age, which in turn contributes to more infections and even cancer. Nonetheless, life expectancy has increased with the advancement in medicine.
But medicine does not give immunity, does it? It only provides a temporary result. When there is a strong “will” to do anything to feel healthier, age is just a number. Do not be let down by the fact that there is a reduction in immunity with age.
If you are young, the habits and discipline you inculcate can take you a long way ahead with a beast of a system. This is the time to take action, be it whatever age. It ultimately boils down to the cliché – Prevention is better than cure.
What you do in your 20s, takes care of you in your 30s and what you do in your 30s and 40s takes care of your system in your 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond. Be prepared, take actions, persevere, and accomplish success through this gift called “Life.” The world will keep getting better and better after any calamity. Are you ready to share your health success with the world?