22 Healthy Habits to Make Your Immune System To The Next Level | Healthy Mind — Think Big

Let’s face it. No one likes being sick. It can cause major disruptions in your Work and Personal life. We’ve recently learned that with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to avoid bacterial infections and viruses, especially if you work or live in densely populated areas.

Even if the illness seems inevitable, are there ways to better prepare your body for the onslaught of invaders? Although you won’t find a magic immunity pill, there are ways you can boost your immune system naturally. And in today’s video, we will tell you what they are. From taking probiotics, exercising regularly, getting some sunlight, maintaining good hygiene to upping your zinc, and more, read till the end to learn about all of them.

#01 Drink More Water: The most well-known, surefire way to boost your immune system is by drinking plenty of water. Sufficient hydration, best indicated by light yellow urine, means your blood is oxygenated, toxins will be flushed, and vital organs and muscles will function their best. How much water do you drink every day? Tell us quickly down below in the comments section!

#02 Enjoy the Sauna: Exposing yourself to extremely hot, dry temperatures for short periods is a natural immune-boosting method. The sauna is your friend when considering the benefits of “Environmental Conditioning”. That is, forcing your body to adjust to extreme heat or cold.

#03 Take Probiotics: Probiotics, aka live bacteria, can help establish a healthy gut, and that is where immunity starts. Roughly seventy percent of your immune system resides in your gut. Probiotics are the key to balancing the gut microbiome and strengthening your immune system. They protect our bodies from dangerous pathogens, promote energy, enhance mood, and enrich our health in numerous ways. You can either take probiotics as a supplement or eat fermented foods — like kimchi or sauerkraut — which feed the healthy bacteria.

#04 Meditate: Meditation is a great immune-boosting practice. It lowers stress and cortisol, boosting your body’s response to fight viruses. It has been confirmed through research that what we feel and think impacts our immune system through chemical messages from the brain. So, negative thinking and emotional states can have a negative impact on your immune system. This creates an environment susceptible to disease.

#05 Get Enough Sleep: A good night’s sleep doesn’t just leave you feeling recharged, It can also help boost your immune system. Your body produces cytokines while you sleep to help regulate immunity and inflammation. Certain cytokines are needed to fight off infection. Any irregular sleeping patterns can decrease the production of these cytokines as well as antibodies. Shoot for at least eight hours of sleep. If you have children, they may need anywhere from 9 to 10 plus hours of sleep depending on their age.

#06 Avoid Processed Foods: Avoid unnatural substances like food additives, artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives found in commercial food. Excessive consumption of refined sugars and highly processed foods weakens the immune system. The chances of developing chronic conditions increase because of this. The ability of the white blood cells to kill bacteria reduces significantly after eating sugar.

#07 Exercise Regularly: Aerobic exercise has been linked to a more effective immune system, not to mention it reduces stress and relieves depression. People who are fit tend to get sick less often. Exercise improves heart health, lowers blood pressure, helps control body weight, and protects against a variety of diseases. Picking up some form of aerobic fitness is a terrific step to improving immune health. Have I caught your interest? Well then hit that “Subscribe” button to read more posts. Join our millions of followers for more amazing Healthy Mind — Think Big content!

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