10 Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System

10 Tips to Strengthen Your Immune System

Every year, we see a new round of medicines getting advertised on T.V. these medicines usually are for cold victims. So, we have to take care of our body when winter sets in. You might sometimes wonder why only some people catch cold while others are fit and fine. You must know that it all depends on the immune system. Different people have different immune systems. To keep yours in good health, read the following tips.

1.      Eat a Healthy Diet

Eat a healthy diet
Well, we all usually worry about our health only when we are sick. But that shouldn’t be the case. So, it is important for you to consume a healthy diet every day.

2.       Laugh your Heart Out

 Laugh your heart out
You would have already heard quite a number of times people telling you to laugh as it keeps your body healthy. Most of you would’ve neglected this tip. But, there’s a reason why people tell you to laugh. It reduces a number of stress hormones in the body and increases a certain type of white blood cells which fight against infection.

3.       Get Eight Hours of Sleep Every Day

Get eight hours of sleep every day
These days, people have become so busy that they do not find enough time to even sleep. But, you must ensure yourself at least eight hours of sleep every day.

4.       Get more Sunshine

Get more sunshine
Nowadays, people have started avoiding sunshine. They are losing a much lot from this and gaining nothing. So, the correct thing is to avoid sunburns and not sunshine. Take a walk daily and nourish your immune system. You very well know that Vitamin D comes from sunshine!

5.       Exercise Regularly

Exercise regularly
By exercising, you can discard infectious organisms through sweat. So, regular exercise is a must. Just practice it as it reduces our chances of infection by slowing down the release of slow hormone cortisol.

6.       Wash your Hands Regularly

 Wash your hands regularly
It is better to use warm water and soap to wash your hands. Also, you need to wash your hand at least for twenty seconds. Be careful not to use too much of anti bacterial soaps.

7.       Surround yourself with Loved Ones

 Surround yourself with loved ones
Studies have shown that strong relationships help improve the immune system. Research has shown that people who feel connected to friends have a much stronger immunity when compared with the lonely ones.

8.       Intake Lot of Vitamin C

Intake lot of vitamin C
Vitamin C is very essential for our body and we must see to it that it is included in our diet. Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables like grapes, gooseberry etc.

9.      Meditate

One of the important things that one must take care of to improve their immune system is they should lower their cortisol levels. To do this, all you must do is meditate. Just sit and try to relax your mind. Do this for at least twenty minutes a day.

10.   Limit your Drinks

Limit your drinks
Taking one or two glasses is quite fine. But, when one drinks more, their immune system is likely to get suppressed. A recent research from Brown University showed that excess alcohol consumption is poisonous to dendritic cells, which are the immune system cells. This increase the vulnerability of the body.