Madalas ka bang tamaan ng ubo, sipon, at lagnat? If you’ve been monitoring the news these past few weeks, you’ll know that many are getting sick with the flu and common colds, and some medicines are currently out of stock. Now more than ever, we need to stay healthy and boost the immune system to keep from feeling under the weather.
Just how important is the immune system? It’s not only our first line of defense against getting sick, it helps us heal and recover, too. Paano nga ba natin mapapalakas ang ating resistensya? Stocking up on vitamins is one way, but there are other must-dos that can strengthen your immunity. Here are some of them:
Exercising regularly not only helps you manage your weight and prevent chronic illnesses, it also promotes blood circulation while helping your immune cells to regenerate. Brisk walking, indoor walking, bicycling, jogging, and swimming are some of the exercises you can include in your daily must-dos.
Ang daling sabihin na bawasan ang stress, diba? When you’re under a lot of stress, your immune system works overtime to keep you healthy. To lower your stress level, take time to meditate, exercise, read a book, or start a journal. You can also unplug from work when needed to keep your mind off things that stress you out.
Protein, fiber, and healthy fats are some of the essentials that need to be part of your diet as these help boost the immune system. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are also rich in nutrients and antioxidants that can make you feel stronger while decreasing inflammation.
Remember, you can’t do all of these overnight. Small changes that you can incorporate into your routine is better than not making any improvements at all. Building your body’s natural defenses gives you peace of mind and lessens the risk of getting sick. Medicare Plus will cheer you on as you make more positive changes toward better health.