As the Coronavirus situation is getting more and more serious in Hong Kong, in order to prevent viral infections, apart from strengthening personal hygiene, it’s better to avoid areas where there are confirmed cases of coronavirus. As prevention is better than cure, it is also important to place more emphasis on strengthening immunity. Below are a few tips you can do to boost your immunity.
Sufficient Sleep 😴
Do you know getting a good sleep can strengthen your immune system? Studies have shown that most of us need 6 to 8 hours of sleep so as to provide sufficient time for our body to repair, recharge and rejuvenate. Enjoying a warm foot bath or drinking a cup of warm milk before bed will help you sleep. Sleep is the body’s natural way to remove unwanted toxins. A lack of sleep will not only negatively impact our immune systems, making us more prone to illness when exposed to viruses, but it will also make us age faster.
Balanced Diet 🍎🥑🥦
You are what you eat! Our bodies are composed primarily of the food and drinks we consume. And your immune system needs to be strong enough to fight off germs and viruses, especially during this critical time. Having the right diet can undeniably boost our immune systems, hence fighting off viruses. Variety in diet is important, make sure you have more vegetables and less meat or try to take some supplements, vitamin C, in particular, promotes the production of white blood cells, making your immune system functions well against infections. Fruits such as kiwi, grapefruit, guava and orange are the best sources of vitamin C. As for vegetables, kale, bitter gourd, broccoli or bean sprouts are high in vitamin C and other nutrients.
What’s more, you may also like to take sufficient probiotics as they help reduce the chance of infections. Probiotics do not only maintain the intestinal health, but they also help produce white blood cells and hence improve immunity. Apart from taking probiotic supplements, you can try eating fermented foods such as cheese, kimchi, sauerkraut or miso. Lastly, remember to drink plenty of water. Water can help remove unwanted toxins and pathogens from our body. It is especially beneficial in preventing upper respiratory system. If you think water is too boring and bland, you can try to have a cup of tea instead. Experts claimed that tea is good for stress resistance and virus infection, chamomile tea, green tea or lavender tea are good choices.
Studies show that getting a massage can increase 75% of our immunity. Massages such as Tui Na, hot and cold compresses, acupressure, lymphatic massage are the best for speeding up blood circulation, prevent aging, as well as maintaining mental and physical health. During massages, your immune system will be stimulated and it helps strengthen the cellular antiviral ability. Among all kinds of massages, lymphatic massage is the most effective in boosting your immune system as it helps remove the lymphatic microorganisms and toxins and prevent bacteria from penetrating into the bloodstream.
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As the Coronavirus situation is getting more and more serious in Hong Kong, in order to prevent viral infections, apart from strengthening personal hygiene, it’s better to avoid areas where there are confirmed cases of coronavirus. As prevention is better than cure, it is also important to place more emphasis on strengthening immunity. Below are…