How to boost my immune system
In Ayurveda it is believed that our body absorbs vitamins more efficiently from diet, rather than supplements. I personally do not take supplements but prefer to eat a balanced diet, which works well in keeping my body healthy. I also make sure I sleep 8-9 hours every night to boost my immune system.
SLEEP AND DE-STRESS; MORE IMPORTANT
Sleep and de-stressing the body is more important than a healthy and balanced diet. During sleep the body heals itself and renews cells. In Ayurveda it is recommended to sleep between 7-9 hours.
Sleep and de-stress help boost the immune system. It allows you to rejuvenate and gives your body the chance to heal. Making sure that you get an appropriate amount of sleep and daily de-stress is very important to keep a balanced immune system.
A healthy diet can help ensure you’re getting sufficient amounts of the micronutrients that play a role in maintaining your immune system, including:
- Vitamin B’s, found in salmon, mackerel, eggs, bananas, green vegetables, lentils, black beans and sunflower seeds
- Vitamin C, found in strawberries, oranges, tomatoes, spinach and broccoli
- Vitamin E, found in almonds, peanuts, avocado, olive oil and argan oil
A healthy diet won’t help much if your body is on “over-work” every day. It is difficult for the body to digest and absorb nutrients from the food you eat when you’re under stress. A bit of stress isn’t harmful but high levels of stress and multitasking all day long can have a serious impact on your health. Here are simple ways you can de-stress:
1. Stop multitasking. Focus on one thing at time. It is stressful to work behind the desk plus answering text messages and replying to emails whilst talking on the phone. Instead, be present with what you do and take one thing at a time.
2. Yoga. A natural way to de-stress. You can do yoga at home or in a studio. You may also book online classes via zoom. Find a teacher who aligns with what you need, and understands your health concerns.
3. Meditate. Create a little zen in a room or corner where you can meditate (play calming music or light candles). Reaching a meditative state takes practice but you can start with a few private classes designed accordingly to your needs.
3. Bake a cake. Baking is de-stressing. The smell of baking is calming and immediately relaxes the nervous system.
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