Your immune system is your body’s first line of defense against germs, bacteria, and sickness—which is why it’s important to always look after yourself. This is even more vital right now, more than ever, as the pandemic continues to affect lives all over the globe.
It is indeed a scary time. After all, don’t we all just want to protect ourselves and our loved ones? And sure, you can wear the best masks, the best PPEs, and equip yourselves and your home with gadgets that can help minimize infection, but at the end of the day, there’s nothing like a strong and healthy immune system to ward off sicknesses.
And how exactly do you boost one’s immunity against sickness? One recommendation by experts is to take supplements. There are Next Generation health supplements now available in the market that are powered by plants, not by chemicals, so you know what you’re taking is safe and good for you.
Here are five easy and natural ways you can boost your body’s defense against sickness, all from the comfort of your own home.
Take it from the experts. Exercising is not just for the purpose of posing ~cool~ workout pics on social media. A preventive medicine physician and wellness expert, Dr. Sandra Darling, shares, “Our bodies function better when we’re physically active every day.” She points out that exercise helps increase the body’s resilience so we can fight off infection more effectively.
4. Think happy thoughts
Modern studies are finding links between the mind and body and how they work together. It seems that experiencing repeated emotional stress may affect one’s immune function. Stomach issues, hives, and heart disease are just some common problems linked to stress. The solution? Try to develop a more positive mindset. Do your best to avoid stress, get proper sleep, and try some known relaxing techniques like meditation.
3. Proper hygiene
Prevention is better than cure. The simple practice of maintaining good hygiene can help you avoid sickness and infections. Wash your hands frequently—and for no less than 20 seconds—clean and bandage all wounds you might get (do not pick at them!) and make sure all meats are cooked thoroughly when preparing food. And keep in mind, proper hygiene is not something that should be observed only during a pandemic. It should be something we practice no matter what.
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2. Lifestyle improvements
You’ve probably heard this time and again, but the key to a healthy body and immune system is really just through maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Besides what we’ve already mentioned so far, you can also take care of yourself more by avoiding vices—if you smoke, quit. Smoking can harm nearly all organs of the body and compromise your overall health. Drinking is fine, but don’t overindulge. Excessive drinking can lead to the development of chronic diseases. Also, try to get some sun every day (but in the early morning, not later than 10 AM)—healthy sunlight can help the body’s vitamin D supply, which contributes to a better immune function.
1. Healthy diet
The suggestion of experts? Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables. Avoid processed foods and limit your sugar intake, which can both affect immune function. Think of your immune system as like your body’s army—to work well, they need to be nourished well. Make sure you’re getting all the micronutrients your body needs. On top of getting that from vegetables, some experts also recommend taking daily multivitamins or health supplements.
How to Feed Your Body Its Daily Nutrient Needs
Did you know that three out of four adults worldwide do not meet the recommended minimum five servings (or 400 grams) of fruit and vegetables each day? This is especially true for Filipinos, whose diet involves mainly rice and meat. It is said that, to help the body perform at its best, your diet should consist of the five colors of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are the nutrients found in fruits, vegetables, and other plant sources. A well-balanced plate has lots of colors—from natural sources like fruits and vegetables.
But with the often busy days people live, preparing healthy, well-balanced meals every day can be a challenge. This is where health supplements come in—they help fill in the nutrient gaps.
Nutrilite’s new, enhanced multivitamin and multimineral supplement, Next Generation Double X, is a premium supplement that works to provide the body a comprehensive and well-balanced range of nutrients it needs. And it’s plant-powered too. It contains a blend of 12 vitamins, 10 minerals, 21 phytonutrients that are powered by their trademarked PhytoProtect blend. The PhytoProtect blend is made up of three key ingredients that prove to be beneficial for the body: turmeric, rosemary, and sophora japonica. Nutrilite is one of Amway’s top-selling brands.
And with Next Generation Double X’s new compact tablet size, boosting your body’s overall health and defense system against sickness has never been this convenient.
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