Updated: Nov 11
Your immune system has a big job to do fighting off germs, environmental toxins, and other threats. Wouldn’t you like to make its work easier?
After all, there are many factors that can strengthen your immune response, and some of them may surprise you. While a balanced diet and regular exercise are essential, they are just two of the effective ways you can maximize your healing powers. Take a look at these immunity boosters.
Immunity Boosters You Can Work on at Home
Laugh it up. A good laugh burns calories, boosts your heart rate, and strengthens your immune system. One study measured increased levels of certain antibodies in adults after they watched a Richard Pryor video.
Meditation. Meditation improves the immune system, reduces blood pressure and even sharpens the mind. Make time for at least a 10 minute meditation daily.
Avoid overtraining. Daily exercise strengthens your body, but overdoing it can leave you weaker than when you started. Set aside adequate time for rest and sleep. Cut back if your energy level is chronically low.
Sunshine. Grab your sunscreen to protect you from skin cancer and premature aging, but small amounts of sunlight will give you the vitamin D you need for healing.
Listen to music. Losing yourself in music is a constructive way to manage stress than can otherwise undermine your immune system.
Reduce noise. On the other hand, unpleasant background noises can compound daily stress. Keep your earbuds handy to block out any unwanted noise.
Keep in touch with friends. Isolation is also hard on your immune system. Call up a friend and catch up.
Eat yogurt. Foods rich in probiotics have been associated with a lower rate of respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
Drink green tea. Consider trading in your cup of coffee for a helping of green tea. It’s full of phytochemicals and other substances that help to prime your immune system for action.
Think positive. A cheerful attitude is one of the best defenses against illness. Even if you feel under the weather, positivity will lessen your discomfort.
➡️ Always consult a Doctor for any physical or mental issues!
Try This 10 minute Immune Stem Booster Meditation