We all have to take basic precautions to protect ourselves from corona virus by social distancing, avoiding sick people, washing our hands often, disinfecting the surroundings etc. In addition to this, it is important to strengthen your immunity during corona virus pandemic. When your immune system is strong, you’re in a better position to resist infection. It also prevents you from getting other illnesses like a common cold etc. and helps avoid hospital visits. There are some steps you can take to strengthen your immune health like following a healthy diet, exercising, and managing stress. While these steps don’t guarantee that you don’t catch infection, but stronger immune will help your body to fight off any infection.
Tips to strengthen your immunity during coronavirus
1. Follow Healthy Diet
Incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. They contain crucial vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep your immune system functioning. Consume fish, dairy products and nuts to get Vitamin D and E to support your body’s immune response so you can fight infections. Include protein in your diet. Proteins help your body regenerate tissues, which is important for your immune response. Take multivitamin supplements if you have any deficiencies. Avoid processed, surgery and junk foods as they suppress your immune system.
2. Exercise Daily
Exercise at least 30 minutes a day to boost your immunity. Exercise has a positive effect on immunity, so stay active. If it is not possible to hit the gym due to the restrictions, exercise at home. Try home workout videos on YouTube. Exercise not only boost your immune system but also improves mood.
3. Manage Stress
Stress drains your immune system and leaves you more susceptible to illness. Pandemic is a stressful time but we have to try to reduce the stress to maintain our immunity. Set a time to watch news every day. Checking for updates every minute will cause anxiety. Do the things you enjoy and find relaxing like listening to the music, watching a movie, meditation etc. Try to sleep 7-8 hours every night. Stay connected with friends and family during the pandemic. Don’t hesitate to reach out to a friend, family or counselor if you are feeling lonely and worried. Avoid alcohol and smoking as it suppresses immunity.