#HealthBytes: 5 ways to improve your immunity, this winter season
The winter season has finally hit the top gear. The woollens are out, and the heaters charged. But that's not the end of the story- winters are also an undesired invite to cold and flu. However, with a strong immune system, you can fight the risk of catching such infections, and stay healthy. Here are top 5 ways to improve immunity, this winter season.
A nutritious and balanced diet is the most crucial factor for maintaining a healthy immune system, in the long run. One must aim to get in, a whole lot of varied vitamins and minerals, to ward off chances of infection. Certain natural immunity-boosters like ginger, garlic, mushrooms, citrus, and turmeric are must. Also, make sure to drink plenty of clean water, throughout the day.
The human body repairs and renews cells, during sleep. Thus, if you don't take plenty of rest, you end up increasing your risk of catching infections. It is, therefore, important to get an assured 7-8 hours of night-time sleep on a daily-basis, in the winters. Few more tips: Stick to the same sleep-schedule, avoid stimulants like caffeine, stay away from bright lights during evening.
Exercise is one of the best gifts you can give your body, if you choose to. Simple cardio workout sessions, including running, jogging, biking etc. can help you, not only in getting in shape, but also for scoring improved sleep quality, an overall stronger body and greater immune system. So, get out of that blanket. Go out and exercise!
Stress: Mild to chronic stress is known to adversely affect our immunity, thus raising risk of flu, cold, and other infections. Therefore, it is advisable to engage oneself in relaxing activities like meditation, exercising etc. for reduced stress, and enhanced immunity. Sunlight: A regular sunbathing ritual will help you get your daily-dose of Vitamin-D, thereby aiding in maintaining a strong immunity system.