Natural ways to boost your immunity, this monsoon
Monsoon is here in full bloom and although rain makes a lot of things better, it can also take a toll on your immune system. This is because the damp and humid weather is the perfect breeding ground for germs to thrive and cause cold, flu, rashes, fever, and more.
A boosted immunity is the best prevention against such monsoon-related illnesses. While bolstering your immunity is easier said than done, several dietary and lifestyle changes may strengthen your body’s natural defences. Here are a few ways to strengthen your immunity, naturally:
Get enough sleep
Sleep and immunity are very closely linked. In fact, inadequate or poor quality sleep can leave you more vulnerable to illnesses. Getting adequate rest helps your body to strengthen your natural immunity. Adults should aim to get 7 or more hours of uninterrupted sleep each night.
Focus on nutrition
A healthy diet is key to a strong immune system. This means making sure you eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and healthy fats. You can ensure a daily dosage of balanced nutrition with Ace Nutrimony Mighty Multivitamins strips. A great way to supplement your diet, these strips are loaded with 20 essential vitamins and minerals along with Ashwagandha and Moringa extracts.
Exercise also contributes to healthy immunity. It promotes good blood circulation, which helps your immune system do its job more efficiently. Exercising at a moderate to vigorous intensity for around 60 minutes is optimal for the immune-boosting benefits of exercise. If you do this every day, your immune and metabolic systems continue to strengthen, building on previous gains.
Eat seasonal fruits and vegetables
Eating fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables is considered to be one of the best sources of nutrition. Seasonal produce is rich in nutrients that are essential for the body to build up immunity against the pathogens found during that particular season. The best time to get the highest nutrient content is through seasonal eating – like eating Litchi, Plums, and Cherries during monsoon.
Try reducing stress
Daily stress can overwork your immune system and drain your ability to stay healthy. Everyday stressors can constantly weaken your immune system, making it important to take time out for self-care. Make time each day to do things to ‘focus on yourself’. Self-care varies from person to person; it can include setting aside time to read, meditate, walk, pursue a hobby or just get a nap.
Building and maintaining a strong immunity is not something that can be achieved overnight; it’s a process! Taking the right steps consistently may help immensely with charging up your body’s defences against infections and illnesses. With strong immunity, you can enjoy the monsoon and every other season to the fullest.