All together try to strengthen/boost our immune system. Feeling of general weakness, sluggish, sleepy and tired more than ever? Let’s try These signs indicate a weakened immune system. In addition to the symptoms of upper respiratory tract illnesses such as the runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache or mild fever, it is important to hasten – strengthening the body can prevent long or serious complications.
Winter is a transitional season in which our bodies naturally receive less sunlight, fresh fruits and vegetables, and fresh air. As a result of these changes, the immune system is more often weakened, less resistant to antigens.
Many people do not resist viral infections in cold and humid weather when airborne viruses and other microorganisms become active. Therefore, strengthening the body is necessary to prevent annual colds and more serious illnesses.
- Stiffen The Body. Even if you haven’t done it before, now is a good time to start each morning with a contrast shower. This procedure not only strengthens the immune system but also provides invigoration, raises muscle tone, and rejuvenates and tightens the skin. It is also important to properly to do workouts and training at home will help to be strong and beautiful.
- Nourish the body. During this time, if you want to prevent disease, try to choose a wholesome, balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Include enzymes-rich fruits, high-fiber vegetables, animal or vegetable proteins, and complex carbohydrates in your diet. Avoid heavy or overly abusive food.
- Drink warm liquids. When you experience the first symptoms of a cold, you should choose hot drinks based on plant extracts to help your immune system fight off the pathogens. Preparations containing thyme, linden blossom, echinacea, ginger extract, as well as vitamin C alleviate the troublesome symptoms of respiratory diseases and the common cold.
- Take EXTRA Vitamin C. One of the most important vitamins to help boost immunity and prevent colds is vitamin C (or ascorbic acid). In the body, this vitamin acts as an antioxidant, protecting cells from free radical damage. The recommended daily allowance for vitamin C is 60 mg for adults, 50-60 mg for adolescents and 35-45 mg for children. Breastfeeding women and smokers require up to 100 mg/day of vitamin C. Most of the vitamin C (citrus fruits, kiwi, cranberry) can be taken with fresh fruits and vegetables, but in the cold season, it is recommended to take it in addition.
- Choose natural extracts. Various herbal extracts are a remedy for many diseases that humanity has been using for almost a thousand years. Extract of Echinacea extract, which reduces the likelihood of developing colds twice, is extremely valuable for boosting immunity. This extract stimulates human immune cells to fight bacteria and viruses, helps to eliminate toxins and acts as a natural antibiotic. Ginger extract, which has long been used in Ayurveda, also has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It helps not only with colds but also with inflammation or digestive problems. It is important to remember that herbal extracts should be used responsibly, taking into account their recommended daily intake and compatibility. Therefore, it is advisable to consult your doctor or pharmacist and choose prescriptions already prepared. When you experience the first symptoms of a cold, it is worth trying a hot drink with thyme and Icelandic lichen extract, which supports the immune system, respiratory function and relieves the symptoms of a cold.
- Take time to sleep. Many are surprised to hear that sleep is one of the most important factors affecting the immune system. Immunity is already compromised when several nights in a row are asleep for 4 hours or less. So, in order to stay productive and productive, ensure proper rest and peace at night.
- Be in the fresh air. Although in the autumn, the sky is more rewarding for us as rain and dignity, we are less inclined to put our feet outside, but health professionals agree that fresh air is a guarantee of disease resistance and immunity.
If you suffer from frequent respiratory illnesses, you suffer from persistent tension and insomnia, it is recommended to spend at least 30 minutes in the open air. Walking properly dressed is recommended even at low temperatures – not only for adults but also for children.