The autumn-winter season is traditionally a serious test for our immunity. To successfully withstand the attack of pathogens and bacteria and to maintain health, we must take care to strengthen the body's defenses in advance. You can do this in a variety of ways, more about it - in our article.
The immune system begins to form even in the process of intrauterine development, and then throughout life, there are various stages of maturity.
Bone marrow, branched lymphatic network, spleen - all these bodies are responsible for our protection from the negative effects of pathological organisms.
Unfortunately, a debugged system may fail. The perpetrators of the deterioration of immunity may be various factors, ranging from unfavorable ecology and ending with harmful habits. And then do not avoid frequent illnesses, poor performance and poor health.
You can call for the help of the seven best friends of our immunity to return the process back, as well as prevent possible future immune problems.
One of the main enemies of immunity is stress. This insidious and invisible enemy is waiting for us everywhere: at work, at home, in public transport.
According to the National Institute of Health, delayed chronic stress significantly increases the risk of obesity, heart disease, cancer and a number of other diseases, and significantly weakens the immune system of the body.
For the sake of own well-being, it is worth every effort not to be subjected to stress. Favorite hobbies, sports, communication with friends, meditation - all this is able to increase the stress resistance many times and in a favorable way to affect the state of immunity.
2. Physical activity
Even our ancestors knew that the movement - it's life. And modern physicists fully support this thesis and give him a scientific justification.
Data from numerous studies show that regular physical exercises reduce the number of hospital days, and hypodynamia, by contrast, contributes to the development of numerous diseases, including chronic.
Thus, sports are an effective way to strengthen immunity and, consequently, health.
3. Good sleep
Health can not be imagined without proper rest. And a strong, calm dream is its main component. Just a few days of deprivation of a complete sleep can affect the immune system negatively.
On average, an adult should receive from 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night, although some people only need 5 hours, and some - for as little as 10 hours.
4. Proper nutrition
Strengthening immunity to a large extent contributes to proper nutrition. To increase the body's defenses, you need to adjust your daily menu and increase the proportion of products with immunostimulating properties in it.
Increasing the protective forces are substances such as zinc, selenium, iodine, fiber, bifidobacteria, antioxidants, vitamins of various groups, phytoncides and unsaturated fatty acids.
These natural catalysts of immunity are rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, sea fish, nuts, cereals, dairy products.
5. Immunomodulatory supplements
Among the products that are especially "taste" our immunity, you can identify a number of those in which the concentration of useful substances is particularly high.
In nature there is a series of Superfood - the best plants and herbs to maintain and strengthen immunity.
- Amalaki - The fruits of this plant contain 30 times more vitamin C than in oranges, and 1.5 times more than in hips. Due to its unique composition, the plant occupies a leading position in antioxidant, tonic and immunomodulating properties.
- Guttuinia - The plant originates from China is considered a natural antibiotic. Has anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects, and also strengthens immunity.
- Noni - Tropical fruit, recognized as the strongest antioxidant. It normalizes nervous activity and arterial pressure, lowers blood sugar levels, supports the immune, cardiovascular and digestive systems, as well as slows the development of cancer.
However, it is difficult to adhere to a menu that includes a variety of, often exotic and therefore inaccessible to the Russian consumer of products-adaptogens and immunostimulants.
The way out of the situation can be a reception Specially designed herbal preparations To increase immunity, which contains all of these useful components at once.
It is known that excessive consumption of alcohol undermines immune protection by weakening the body. However, oddly enough, doctors argue that moderate consumption of alcohol has a beneficial effect on the immune system.
Of course, you need to know the measure - not more than one glass of wine per day. Regular excess of this dose significantly reduces the resistance of the body to pathogens and viruses.
Moderation should also be present in the consumption of food. Daily overeating threatens not only the non-aesthetic folds of fat, but also the undermined immunity, as all the energy of the body will go for digestion of food, and not to fight against viruses and bacteria.
Even sports can be detrimental if you act stupidly. In any training is important restraint. It should be preferred to moderate, but regular training, but not too intense, which can undermine the body's protective forces.
The importance of hardening is unlikely to need evidence. It is one of the most popular and effective methods of strengthening immunity and maintaining it at the appropriate level in both children and adults.
You can lean in a variety of ways. The most common contrasting water procedures, air baths, rubbing, walrus (for trained).