How to improve your immune system

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As we both know, immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infections. In short, the role of the immune system is to protect us against diseases or other potentially damaging pathogens. Therefore it is important to have a strong immune system in order to defend our bodies against invaders such viruses, bacteria, foreign bodies etc. However, knowing that people who have a weak immune system are prone to get the worst form of covid-19, a strong immune is needed to help stave off coronavirus infection hence everyone should prioritize on improving their health. Note that you may not be 100% healthy, but you can work towards getting there. So how do you go about it?

Start by choosing a healthy lifestyle for instance eating a healthy meal. Do not rely on snacks and junk food especially for children as we are heading to festive seasons. Major on eating fruits and vegetables. Cook your meals at home and you will not have to worry about what was used to prepare the meal. Remember that, just because the food is healthy does not mean that you should indulge. Eat only as much as you are able to and stop when you are full. That healthy food will have the same bad effect on your body as junk food if you end up overeating.

Also remember that every part of your body including the immune system, functions better when protected from germs and boosted by healthy living strategies such as eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, avoid smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, if you have to drink alcohol then drink only in moderation, get enough sleep, minimize stress and practice high quality of personal hygiene.

In addition, another thing you can do is to exercise regularly. You have to become proactive and look for ways in which you will burn the calories. If you live in an apartment, take the stairs a couple of times in the day whether you have something you are going to do downstairs or not. For students in between the breaks or after your online classes be it with funzo.co.ke or any other e-learning platforms, take time and do some exercises even if is walking around the block as fast as you possibly can or running around the compound. You don’t need to have any contact with anyone all you need to do is to download an exercise app on your phone and follow it religiously. Your body will thank you for it.

Also drink as much water as possible. Even with the cold weather, you have to drink water to help with the body’s digestion. Those other sugary drinks don’t count because they will only add to your weight. Avoid them as much as possible. After you have done all these, make sure you get rest. Sleep and let your body recharge for the next day.

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