Today, we face the threat of one of the worst pandemics in recent history. COVID-19 has become a source of devastation for many across the world. The virus exploits weaknesses in your immune system and can cause severe disease. Washing your hands and engaging in social distancing can prevent disease transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that you wear a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19. The face masks can particularly help prevent the pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals from causing further spread of COVID-19. However, you can do more to boost your body’s defenses and improve its ability to fight COVID-19 in case you get infected.
Adopt A Balanced Biet
The diet should contain a lot of fruits and vegetables. It should also include whole grains such as beans. Fruits and vegetables provide adequate levels of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants that together have good immunity-boosting capabilities. Some fruits and vegetables with immunity-boosting capabilities include spinach, red bell peppers, citrus fruits, broccoli, garlic, ginger, strawberries, turmeric, green tea, carrots, avocado, and kiwi fruit.
Get Adequate Sleep
Poor sleep often weakens your immune system and increases susceptibility to diseases and infections. Therefore, it is recommended that you get adequate sleep in the wake of COVID-19 to boost your immunity. Adults should sleep at least six hours for better immune response in case of a COVID-19 infection.
High stress levels weaken your immune system and make you susceptible to COVID-19 and other infections. However, reducing stress levels comes with a significant boost in your immunity, enabling you to respond better to infections.
Engage in Physical Exercise
Exercise is another way that you can improve your immunity and help your body fight infections. For optimum outcomes, your should engage in moderate aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes weekly. Alternatively, you can take part in vigorous aerobic activity for approximately 75 minutes weekly.