How many times have you heard about boosting your immune system? In last few years, you could have seen that term appearing a lot of times, both in magazines and on TV, but if you ask any doctor, they would tell you that boosting your immune system makes no sense, especially if you take in account that if you increase the amount of immune cells in your body – it would be very dangerous for you.
There are many ways to ensure that your immune system is on top of its game – living a healthy life and looking after yourself are the best ways to do it. Of course, there are some things that you should or should not do in order to make sure that your immune system is working properly. We have prepared a short list of healthy guidelines that should help you prevent development of certain diseases, avoid illness and lead a healthy life:
Keep your weight within “healthy” limits
It is known that having more or less weight than what it is considered normal for your body can lead to health problems. If you have too little body fat, you are more likely to put additional strain on your heart, your body will probably lack in certain nutrients that it needs and low fat in our bodies can cause osteoporosis. On the other hand, having excess fat can lead to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Every doctor and expert in the world says that we should be as active as we can and going for a walk once a week is just not enough. Some experts even say that we should workout at least 30 to 60 minutes every single day. There are many benefits of regular exercise – from improving cardiovascular health to fighting with depression.
Have a healthy diet
If you did not know already, diet plays an important role in our own well-being and health. Furthermore, diet is also very important when it comes to helping our bodies fight with infection. For example, diet that has too much processed foods, sugars and unhealthy fats can lead to poor health.
You are probably already aware how harmful smoking really is – regular smokers have decreased amount of antibodies and thousands of toxins that are present in every single cigarette can really damage cells in your bodies, every time you inhale.
Get enough sleep
We don’t have the same needs when it comes to sleeping – some of us need just 5 hours every night, while some need at least 8 hours. In any case, doctors recommend that we need to sleep from 7 to 9 hours, no more and no less.
Try to limit stress
Mind and body are tightly connected, so every time you stress about something, your whole body is feels it. Many studies and researches have shown that whenever you stress about something it can lower the response of your immune system, which leaves you more vulnerable to viruses and diseases.