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As the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic hits us even harder than the first one, we need to be more concerned about how to boost immunity and prevent Coronavirus infection.
The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic almost took everyone by surprise and is causing more fatalities than the first one. Lockdown routines and other restrictions are back and may continue for extended periods. Immunity continues to be our best defense to fight the invisible enemy.
Online personal nutritionists assistance with FITFEAST can be of great help to maintain our health by designing bespoke diet plans. Here are some measures you can adopt proactively to prevent Coronavirus infection during the second outbreak of the pandemic:
A daily home workout routine remains to be the most important aspect of keeping yourself fit as gyms and jogging tracks continue to be out of bounds for most of us. Adopt an optimum mix of Yogasanas, Surya Namaskar, and Pranayam to maintain a holistic balance of breathing capacity, physical fitness, and stamina. Routine workout also encourages cell turnover to stimulate the immune system. Never exhaust yourself doing weights and aerobics as this might result in a sprain and injury. The mantra is to do moderate and regular exercises. Online fitness apps such as FITPASS offer easy access to live workout sessions via FITPASS-TV from the comfort of your sweet home.
If you thought that drinking water or any beverage only helps quench your thirst, then you need to think again. Consuming at least two liters of water per day helps your system get rid of toxins more efficiently and improves your ability to ward off infections. Water acts as a vehicle to transport nutrients and oxygen to the cells of our body by boosting the circulatory system. We lose a lot of electrolytes through sweating, especially during summer. Drinking lemon water will not only restore vital electrolytes but will also enrich us with vitamin C, which is a proven immune booster. Try FITFEAST for a real Time Water Tracker that helps you maintain the ideal balance of water in the body.
Anxiety and stress can take a heavy toll on your general well-being and immunity. There is a virtual tsunami of negative posts depicting sad events. Similarly, the media is brimming with negative news and figures of people who succumbed to the pandemic. This affects your metabolism and the functioning of the brain. It is best to avoid such negative posts or news and listen to calming music or hilarious videos to keep up your morale if you notice any symptoms of Coronavirus infection such as sore throat or loss of taste. Deep breathing, engaging in creative activities such as painting, gardening, singing, and cooking are some of the simple yet powerful stress-busting hobbies you can adopt to keep your mood light and cheerful.
Sleep and immunity are interrelated as sleep can influence innate immunity and immune response can alter sleep cycles. Sleep handles the development of both types of immunities, including innate and adaptive. If you are not getting enough sleep, then the effect of all immunity-boosting measures will be nullified. This is the reason doctors advise rest and sleep for faster recovery during an injury or illness. Practice good sleep hygiene by adopting good sleeping habits such as avoiding the use of smartphones in bed or watching a late-night movie. If you have trouble sleeping, then you can talk to your doctor for guidance.
You must have been craving for your favorite dishes in popular food joints but the lockdown restrictions might have played spoilsport. Do not worry; making yummy and healthy dishes is just an app away. Try FITFEAST for personalised diet plan, nutritional guidance and to keep track of calorie consumption and other parameters of personal health goals. Following a balanced diet that comprises green vegetables, pulses, fish, milk, eggs, and seasonal fruits is a proven way of staying away from common infections. Fruits are rich sources of antioxidants that help you reduce oxidative stress and also boost immunity.