Simple ways to strengthen everyone’s immune system

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The coronavirus crisis has impacted all of us in many ways. It has made many of us pause for thought and think about changing some of our bad habits. As a result, many of us want to improve our health and that of our families.

In particular to boost everyone’s immune system. Something that takes time but is relatively easy to achieve.

Quit smoking as soon as possible

If you still smoke, try to give it up. Numerous studies show that smoking challenges the equilibrium of the immune system. So, if at all possible, give up tobacco. You can easily order what you need online. For example, sells vaping kits and e-liquid packages that are tailored to the needs of those who are giving up smoking. It is also possible to buy nicotine gum and patches online.

If you are in any doubt that smoking challenges and weakens your immune system, I suggest you read through this pdf. It explains, in detail, what the chemicals in tobacco do to your body’s ability to fight disease.

Consume more fruits and vegetables

To function well, your body needs access to the right vitamins and minerals. Most fruits and vegetables are rich in these, so be sure to include plenty in everyone’s diet.

Eat a more varied diet

A couple of times a month, cook something completely new. Ideally, using a new ingredient. Experimenting like this will help you to mix things up more and discover new family favourites. The more varied your diet is the more likely it is that everyone is getting all of the nutrients they need.

Become more active

Studies show that more active people generally have a strong defence system. You can find out more about the link by reading this scientific study. Of particular interest is the connection between exercise training and the body’s anti-inflammatory response.

A great way of getting more exercise is by growing your own fruit and vegetables. Initially, don’t overdo it. Just plant a couple of rows a few times a week. In no time at all, you will end up with a big plot full of tasty, fresh and highly nutritious food. Plus, because you have staggered the planting you will be less likely to end up with a glut of one fruit or vegetable.

Take care of your mental health

Surprisingly, there is also quite a strong connection between your mental health and the strength of your immune system. People who suffer from depression and other illnesses that affect the mind are also more prone to inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. So, it is well worth teaching your family to be aware of their mental wellbeing and how to relieve stress.

You do not have to make all of the above changes at once. But as you can see, they are actually closely connected. So, usually, one change will take you naturally along the path to making others. For example, planting some fruit and veg will give you some exercise and naturally lead to your eating a healthier diet.





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