HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COLDS AND STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM: 3 WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF
The body, weakened in the cold season, requires special attention!
1. Make up for the vitamin deficiency.
The most important for the immune system are vitamins A and C (accelerate the production of antibodies), B5 and B12 (resist the decline of strength), D, F and PP (strengthen the walls of blood vessels). Scientists have found that the immune system is most effectively restored in the period from 9 to 11 am — this is the period when it is important to maintain its work and take vitamin complexes. But it is still better to prepare tea.
Add ginseng, echinacea, lemongrass or sea buckthorn to green or chamomile tea. If you are very short in time, take a thermos cup with you and drink on the way. In addition to vitamins, such minerals as selenium, zinc, magnesium and calcium are important for the immune system.
In winter, due to the lack of vegetables and fruits, it is recommended to take them in the form of dietary supplements during meals. Probiotic products that promote the growth of beneficial microflora in the body are also good. By the way, in addition to yogurt, this category includes onions and leeks, garlic, artichokes and bananas.
2. Activate the lymph flow.
Morning rubbing with a dry brush accelerates blood circulation and the work of the lymphatic system, which helps to remove toxins from the body and raise the overall tone. This is a great way to strengthen your immune system by paying attention to your body just five minutes in the morning. Start with your fingers and then move on to your hands — from your wrists to your elbows and from your elbows to your shoulders.
All movements should be directed to the heart — it is like a pump, disperses toxins. After the hands, proceed to the feet. Start with the sole, toes, and upper part of the foot, making circular movements, and from the ankle to the knee, move in a straight line. Then go to the thighs, performing rubbing from top to bottom.
Massage the neck and shoulders: from the base of the head, move down to the heart, front and back. Finally, treat the torso, bypassing the chest, stomach, and intestines. After rubbing, it is good to take a bath or contrast shower. Water at first will tingle the skin, but later perfectly clean and open pores will enhance the effect of the oil for the body.
3. Learn to relax completely.
Stress is the main enemy of the immune system. Stress-related conditions always put us at high risk of catching a cold. Make it a rule to spend at least 15 minutes relaxing every night. Try meditations, breathing practices, lying on a Shakti mat or just on the floor with a small pillow under your feet and your arms stretched out at your side. Dim the lights, light the candles, and try to think about nothing.
You can turn on soft music or put on headphones. This will remove the accumulated fatigue during the day and will not allow stress to defeat the immune system. Aromatherapy also helps you relax and unwind in a short period of time. The fragrance of incense, lavender, sandalwood and neroli will make you feel your body.