In the general scheme of life, there really is no magic bullet for good health, although there are certain habits that hardy individuals tend to adopt. Some may be familiar, others a little more unexpected.
Good people usually don't stay up too late. Good rest each night is the basis for keeping the immune system in tip-top shape.
Go to bed before 10 p.m. and eliminating exposure to light (especially from computer screens) encourages melatonin production - promoting rejuvenating rest.
A nutrient diet
Not surprisingly, those who almost always avoid getting sick eat high-quality foods rich in vitamin C and zinc. In the same way, limited sugar intake is also common. Since refined sugar suppresses the immune system, avoiding it makes sense. People who are in strong health generally do not consume frappuccinos or caramel and are rewarded with exceptional vitality.
Massages, yoga and acupressure
Stress is the main health opponent that silently destroys the immune system. Studies have shown that people who get sick frequently tend to be the most stressed. People who are smart about their health realize that to maintain well-being, stress must be managed. Massages are a good option. Lower blood pressure and anxiety - effectively reduces tension and stress. Just like yoga. Acupressure is another known technique to stimulate the immune response. One point on the body is particularly important - the thymus. This gland plays a crucial role in the functioning of the immune and lymphatic systems. To stimulate, tap the sternum with your index finger 50 times in the morning and at night.
While most of us shudder at the thought of a cold bath, especially in the middle of winter, research confirms that an icy bath significantly increases white blood cell activity.
- destroying invading bacteria, viruses and harmful pathogens. Cold showers help support this defense process. Those who are the most resistant to the disease also tend to use cold water to invigorate the system.
A positive attitude
Never underestimate the power of a positive outlook. A study from the University of Kentucky found that participants who have an optimistic attitude demonstrated increased cell-mediated immunity. When optimism fell, so did the immune response. It turns out that healthier people also have a tendency to see the bright side of life. If you need an infusion of positivity, a gratitude journal is a good place to start.
Really, there is no need to succumb to all the nasty diseases this season. Armed with these seven habits, you too can be extremely healthy, resilient, and the envy of all who are whining and sneezing.