Balancing your Diet
The first trick, which is also a source of many benefits for the body, is to take care of your
food hygiene. Indeed, the diet is most often based on animal proteins, animal or vegetable
fats, and sugars. This poor nutrition is normal since these ingredients are the most common in
fast-food restaurants and are easy and quick to cook.
However, your immune system will weaken as you neglect your diet. Favoring healthy and
balanced meals, spacing out meals that are too fatty and too rich in carbohydrates is a key to
boosting your dietary defenses.
Practicing Regular Physical Activity
This advice can never be repeated often enough: don't be lazy and play sports. It doesn't
necessarily mean going to the gym and killing yourself training for hours. For busy people, a
bit of jogging in the morning or a brisk half-hour walk is enough to improve the production
of white blood cells in the body and strengthen the immune system. During the winter,
immunity tends to decline as the body fights against the cold. This is why physical activity is
necessary, especially in winter.
Favoring Foods Rich in Vitamins
Vitamins and minerals play an important role in helping the immune system fight disease and
infection. They promote the production of antibodies that will destroy viruses and germs. A
diet rich in vitamins is therefore recommended to boost your immune system. The most
useful vitamins are vitamins A, C, D, and E, while the most important mineral salts are iron,
zinc, and magnesium. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals are fruit and vegetables.
Another tip to boost your immunity is to engage in activities that reduce your stress level.
Indeed, stress causes a weakening of the immune system, which leads to the fragility of the
body against viruses. In order to reduce the level of cortisol (the hormone that causes stress)
in the body, it is advisable to practice activities such as yoga, breaks of a few minutes every
hour at the office, going out in the countryside or in the open air at weekends.
Another secret to boosting your immunity: a good sleep. The body is very receptive to
cumulative fatigue and lack of sleep. It is during the sleep phase that the body prepares itself
to face the external aggressions of the next day (stress, viruses, fatigue…). Sleep triggers a
natural mechanism of regeneration and repair of the body's cells, including white blood cells.
In other words, the better you sleep, the healthier you will be. However, this is no excuse to
make the morning fat last. Quality of sleep goes hand in hand with quantity. Indeed, a good
sleep also means sleeping in good conditions: not waking up every hour (this slows down the
natural regeneration process), sleeping comfortably to rest all the muscles of the body. Not
getting enough sleep activates the stress factor, causes the immune functions to plummet and
increases the risk of catching colds. Sleep at least 8 hours a night to be more resistant.