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5 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY FOR LONGEVITY
10 July 2019
Want to be bed-ridden in your old age? We all want to age fine as wine. But to be in the pink of health, we must keep our immune system strong. You can win half the battle against diseases like heart problems, arthritis, respiratory disorders and allergies if you take care of your immunity system. And here’s how you can get going:
Remember the expression - laughter is the best medicine? It turns out that it is absolutely right. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of laughing for your immune system. So, if you want to get stronger from inside, all it takes is just a smile. Don’t worry, be happy.
SWEET IS SOUR FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
A sweet tooth can leave your immune system aching. That’s because it can inhibit the growth of cells in the immune system, which makes it easier for the microorganism to breed in our bodies. Try fresh fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, E and beta-carotene. Eat citrus fruits and vegetables like onions, spinach, sweet potatoes and carrots. Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Turnips.
IMMUNITY - THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Catch some sleep to improve your immunity. Sleeping 8 to 9 hours a day keeps your heart, lungs and digestive system in prime condition. Plus, sleeping releases antibodies, which fight infections and diseases so that you can rise and shine, fit and fine, every morning.
WORK OUT TO WORK ON YOUR IMMUNITY
Remember, every time you sweat it out in the gym or exercise, you are getting in shape not just physically but also making your immune system stronger. That’s because exercise improves the circulation of blood and cells, throughout the body to fight infection and diseases. Plus, several T cells and antibodies are released during exercise to pump your immune system.
POWER UP WITH YOGA AND MEDITATION
Yoga is known to trigger the lymphatic system that boosts immunity and flushes out the harmful toxins in your body. When done in tandem with meditation, the immunity system has shown drastic improvements.