7 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

When your immune system becomes weak your body becomes susceptible to fungal, viral or even bacterial infections. There are several easy steps you can follow to keep your immune system working fine.

 

 
 

 

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

1.Sleep

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM 

The human body requires a minimum of 7 to 8 hours of continuous sleep once every 24 hours. Inadequate sleep or a lack of proper sleeping pattern leads to inflammation in your body and decreases your natural immunity.

 
 

 

2. Physical activity

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Higher levels of physical activity boosts your immune system. Exercising five or six days for a minimum of 40 minutes keeps you fit both internally and externally.

 

 

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

 

3. Vitamin D

 

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

A vitamin D deficiency can do severe damage to your immune system. Apart from sunlight make sure you have a balanced diet to obtain the necessary vitamin D your body requires. If you are suffering from a severe deficiency of vitamin D, you can also go for medical supplements following your physician’s advise.

 

4. Zinc

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Zinc is known to immunize your body even against cancer-causing pathogens. Around 12 -15 milligrams of zinc every day is what is required by your body to keep your immune system intact. Increased intake of Zinc can result in your body losing other necessary minerals.

 

5. Laugh More

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Laughter does wonders to your body, especially to your immune system. Laughing a lot helps you fight against stress and boosts the count of white blood cells in your body. Even looking forward to doing anything happy can have the same effects a hearty laughter does.

 

 

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

 

6. Consume Probiotics

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

In a few cases, resident gut bacteria can affect the fighting ability of immune system against infection. Hence, to prevent such condition, it is necessary to eat foods with active cultures or consider a probiotic supplement.

 

7. Stress

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Immunity and stress never go hand in hand. Extreme levels of stress get your immunity level to dip south making you vulnerable to infections and other disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Understanding how to deal with stress helps you maintain both your physical and mental health.

 

7 WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

 

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