Healthy Habits To Boost Your Immune System And Peace Of Mind


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, here are some healthy habits to boost your immune system and give you some peace of mind. 

When it comes to the Coronavirus and illnesses in general, prevention is better than cure. Now is the time to replace any bad habits with good ones in order to boost your immune system and prevent yourself from getting sick. We have a list of some easy things you can do to boost your immune system:

Fruit And Vegetables

Most of us don’t eat nearly enough fruit and vegetables. By simply including more of these wholesome foods into your daily diet, you can boost the amount of natural vitamins and minerals your body absorbs. Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals is essential to help your immune system fight off colds, flu and the Coronavirus.

Exercise

Not all of us enjoy exercising, but this is one of the best ways to ensure your body can fight off any viruses. You can incorporate exercise into your daily routine by simply taking a walk around your property or doing at-home yoga, Pilates or other forms of exercise.

Hydrate

Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do to boost your immune system and this is the best time to try and up your water intake. If you don’t like the taste of water, you can flavour it with slices of lemon, oranges, cucumber, strawberries or even some crushed mint. You can also drink lightly sweetened tea.

Sleep

Joburg is a city that never sleeps. But now is the time to change that. If you want to boost your immune system, it is important to get your full eight hours of sleep a day. An hour before you go to bed, switch off all your electronic devices and try to relax. You can do this by taking a nice bubble bath or reading a good book.

Don’t Panic

Many of us are panicking about the Coronavirus and how it will affect us. In order to boost your immune system, you need to reduce your stress levels as much as possible. A great way to do this is to not panic about things out of your control. Stay informed on the latest news of the virus, but don’t overwhelm yourself with content.

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Hygiene

Hygiene is more important now than ever before. In order to prevent contracting this disease, new hygiene practices must be implemented, such as avoiding physical contact. This is also a great time to stock up on a few items to help avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Items to stock up on:

  • Sanitiser
  • Soap
  • Hand wash
  • Face masks
  • Gloves
  • Vitamin supplements

Do you have any suggestions on how to boost your immune system? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

*We are not medical professionals, this article is intended as a guide only. Always consult a medical practitioner.

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