Probably, no one needs to explain why a strong immune system is so important. When the next seasonal wave of colds and flu comes, even those who did not remember them before think about strengthening the body’s defenses — no one wants to get sick.
And it is not difficult to make sure that a good immune system really protects. Look around: both at work, and at the child in the classroom or in kindergarten, there are certainly those who seem to be bypassed by viruses. Everyone sneezes and coughs — but they don’t care. Maybe they know the word magic? No, it’s just that the body’s defense is strong, it works perfectly, it neutralizes virus attacks. Is that what you want? Then go ahead!
Is there a miracle pill for immunity?
It would be great to drink some medicine or swallow a pill — and that’s all, the immune system is fine. Of course, the idea is tempting, but it does not happen. The immune system is a very complex, multi-level mechanism, all parts of which should ideally be balanced. As soon as the balance is disturbed — any link is damaged — the whole system begins to work incorrectly. And unfortunately, it is often not easy to return it to normal.
Serious immune disorders require treatment, which should be prescribed by a doctor-folk methods are not suitable here. Fortunately, most of us don’t need drastic measures. We are quite capable of independently helping our body, supporting and strengthening the immune system-believe me, everyone has everything necessary for this.
But it won’t be easy. To believe in the miraculous effect of any one-time measures or “magic” drugs, at least, is naive. Strengthening and protecting the immune system is a daily work on yourself. There’s no other way.
Means to strengthen the immune system, available to everyone
The body is somewhat like a clock. All know: if the watch is dipped in water — they will break; if the electronic mechanism of the battery — it will not work; got in a grain of sand — device function will be broken. In the same way, the work of our body is influenced by various external and internal factors. Our task is to learn how to manage them for your own benefit.
I’ll tell you right away: I probably won’t tell you anything new. But I know one thing for sure: everything that will be discussed really works. Tested on yourself. And from the fact that these tools are simple and well-known, their effectiveness does not become less — you can try and see for yourself.
Chronic lack of sleep is one of the main factors of weakening the immune system. In a dream, there are important and necessary processes for the body, which we violate, sacrificing sleep for the sake of work, another computer toy or a new movie. You can swallow immunostimulating drugs as much as you want — with a systematic lack of sleep, at best, all efforts will be in vain. At worst, you will achieve rapid wear and tear of your own body.
Movement and fresh air
Yes, that’s so corny. But if you spend the whole day in the office at the computer, and the evening-at home in front of the TV, you can not talk about a healthy immune system. Here you can write a lot — but is it necessary? So much has already been said about this that it is even somewhat shameful to repeat it. Just remember: if you want to have a strong immune system, move.
Fitness in the gym is good, any physical activity in the fresh air is even better. And always — regularly. If you work all summer in the country, and then sit in the apartment all winter, your immunity to spring will inevitably weaken. Yes, you probably know all this yourself. It remains only to use this knowledge.
Vitamins and proper nutrition
Yes, another platitude. But, hand on heart, how many people care about their nutrition? Let all our ears buzz with stories about the right diet, the role of vitamins and fiber — do we really follow these recommendations? That’s what it is.
By the way, about vitamins. There was an opinion (based on the results of research) that the use of synthetic vitamin preparations in the vast majority of cases does not benefit the body, and sometimes can do harm. For example, taking large doses of vitamin A can cause problems in the gastrointestinal tract, serious disorders of the nervous system, menstrual irregularities in women and other unpleasant consequences.
Now, for the prevention of hypovitaminosis (vitamin deficiency, which leads, among other things, to a weakening of the immune system), it is recommended to first balance your diet. Eating mainly dumplings, hamburgers and pizza, washing down all this with soda or beer, it is strange to dream of good immunity and good health, you will agree.
Strengthen the immune system contribute to:
- raw vegetables, berries and fruits (especially citrus fruits), as well as fresh juices from them;
- spicy vegetables (garlic, onion, horseradish) and herbs;
- nuts (especially walnuts and almonds);
- oatmeal and buckwheat groats;
- fermented milk products and skimmed milk;
Regular consumption has a negative effect on the body:
- fast food;
- fatty and fried foods;
- refined products;
- smoked meat;
The topic of healthy eating is very ambiguous and constantly serves as a ground for heated discussions. But there is no denying the role of a proper, balanced diet in strengthening immunity. It remains only to develop rational eating habits and adhere to them constantly. Difficult? Well, what did you want?
And here, too, nothing new, no revelations, the topic is as old as the world. Unfortunately, now many people have forgotten about it. Young mothers protect their dearly loved children from everything, creating greenhouse conditions for the growing body. Run barefoot-as much as possible, the child will get hurt! Play in the snow-what are you, it will freeze! Walk in bad weather-you can not, catch a cold! And so on… And then what is to be surprised that the baby is constantly ill?
As adults, we are no longer dependent on our parents and can take care of the hardening of the body. But … that’s right: there is no time, laziness, and in General, why is it necessary to strain yourself with unnecessary loads… We wrap ourselves up, avoid drafts, are afraid to get caught in the rain once again, take care of ourselves with all our might — but we still catch a cold and find ourselves defenseless against the flu virus. How so? Perhaps it’s time to remember the old slogan: “Tempers, if you want to be healthy!”
Folk remedies to strengthen the immune system
Well, finally got to the favorite recipes of many. Yes, they also really help. But I want to warn those who missed the previous points, considering them unimportant and unnecessary: you can’t support immunity with just “herbs”. These tools do not work if you use them without changing your lifestyle.
Remember also that any medicinal plants require long-term use. Usually folk remedies to increase immunity are taken in courses, from a single use of any decoction or tincture of the desired effect you will not get. And of course, do not forget about possible contraindications.
That harms our immune system
It also happens that all efforts, all measures to strengthen immunity do not bring results. Or the result is there, but clearly insufficient. Why? As a rule, because there are still numerous other factors that weaken the body’s defenses.
It is clear that not everything can be changed. So, scientists say that permanent residence in cities with high population density is a serious risk factor for the immune system. But not everyone can and wants to move from the metropolis to a quiet sparsely populated village. And yet, to exclude many circumstances that negatively affect the immune system, most of us can.
Here is a list of the main enemies of immunity (we are already familiar with some of them, but it is useful to repeat them):
- prolonged stress;
- overwork, severe physical, mental and mental stress;
- poor environmental conditions;
- contact with various toxic substances (for example, working in a hazardous production facility);
- improper nutrition;
- metabolic disorders, obesity;
- a sedentary lifestyle;
- frequent travel with changing time and climate zones;
- insomnia, the systematic violation of sleep mode;
- long-term use of certain medications (in particular, antibiotics);
- alcohol abuse;
- use of narcotic substances.
As you can see, we really can defeat many enemies. And let it take some effort-agree, for the sake of your own health is worth trying.
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