How to strengthen your immune system - 12 tips

The immune system describes the body's own defense against pathogens. Here are the most important tips on how to strengthen it.

Maintain micron

Sounds nasty, but it is part of the immune system: A healthy skin and intestinal flora consist of many microorganisms (bacteria and others) which, with the right composition, have a vital immune function. Don't be afraid of bacteria! Most of them are little helpers to help you fight the few dangerous bacilli. Therefore, you should avoid disinfectants as much as possible and eat enough fruit and raw vegetables.

Get enough sleep

Don't sleep too little or too much. Find out your healthy sleep length and stick to it. Nothing weakens the immune system like an extreme lack of sleep.

Go out!

Fresh air and light are more important than you think. Even if it's cold. Go outside (at lunchtime in winter). Take a walk, get enough vitamin D in your body by leaving your face and hands in sunlight for at least 15 minutes.

Slowing down inflammation

The body is constantly busy "extinguishing" inflammatory processes in the organism. Help him with this. Eat dark green leafy vegetables, drink green tea, eat freshly as possible, avoid meat and stimulants such as alcohol and tobacco. Instead, cook with fresh herbs. Onions, garlic, ginger, black pepper, and cinnamon all have anti-inflammatory properties.

Drink enough

Drink enough, preferably water, herbal and fruit teas, and thin juice spritzers. Avoid sweetened drinks as much as possible. If you do not exercise continuously for more than an hour and a half, you can also do without sports drinks, which are usually high in sugar and carbohydrates.

Stress management

Stress, anger, and worry are poisonous to health. Whether sport, yoga, meditation, or any other hobby: Make sure that you are not stressed and that you relax thoroughly every day - at least for a short time.

Avoid antibiotics

Antibiotics are a boon when it comes to dangerous bacterial diseases. Unfortunately, antibiotics are also often prescribed when it is not at all certain that the cause is bacteria. Unfortunately, antibiotics also fight the good bacteria (see point 3) - possible consequences are broken intestinal and skin flora, which in turn are an important part of the immune system.

Get moving - regularly!

Exercise is good, but only if you don't overdo it. Those who exhaust themselves completely tend to weaken the immune system. You also have to be careful in the two hours after training, because the body is busy regenerating and more vulnerable. Nevertheless, regular exercise is the basis of health. Preferably daily, preferably in the fresh air, but at least 3 to 4 hours per week.

Avoid Sugar

Nothing is as stressful for the organism as sugar. Help him by avoiding the difficult-to-digest sweetener as much as possible. This also applies to white flour products.

Go barefoot

The "machine" man is not made to walk in shoes. Even if it feels strange at first, go barefoot as much as possible. In this way, they stimulate the foot reflex zones on the soles of the feet. This is said to strengthen the immune system and have a generally positive effect on the mind and health.

Make sure you are fine

Easier said than done - but nothing is as important for the immune system as general well-being. So make sure you identify your personal needs and meet them. Don't let your job, studies or even family bend you: learn to say no and take care of yourself.

Laughter allowed!

Laughing is healthy! Don't take life too hard and don't take yourself too seriously - life is too short for that and, moreover, too good! Once a day, make it clear to yourself how well you are (do you have a roof over your head? See!) And if you get angry again - just laugh about it. Most annoyances are far too little relevant to grieve for them. 

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