Boosting Your Immune System Against COVID-19

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.

Manage Stress

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.

  8 comments for “Boosting Your Immune System Against COVID-19

  1. September 29, 2020 at 12:43 am

    Although there are vaccines coming out now but still, personally, we are not yet 100% those will work well. The only thing we can do, aside from abiding protocols, is to make our immune system extra strong… keep safe and God bless

    Liked by 4 people

    • September 29, 2020 at 9:37 am

      That’s very true. Boosting our immune system is the best option. It ensures that we remain whole and offers defenses against other diseases as well.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. October 8, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Thank you for this informative article ☺️

    Liked by 2 people

  3. October 31, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Excellent stream line of essential info, thank u! I’m finding myself benefiting in returning to my late teens/early 20s meditation habit – 50 years late’s still better than not showing up at all, lol! 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  4. November 14, 2020 at 5:44 am

    True to the name

    Liked by 1 person

  5. February 23, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    Reblogged this on Disablities & Mental Health Issues.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: