The summer season has started, and the heat is already scorching. Although summer means rest from schools, colleges and work (at times) it tends to lead us to late-night binge-eating, binge-watching TV shows or catching up on the latest movies.
Here are six useful and easy tips to make sure you don’t fall sick from the heatstroke that may take a toll on our bodies or even a common cold but rather boost up your immune system.
1. Make sure to get enough SLEEEPPP
A night of good 7-hour sleep is the most recommended agenda. Disrupting your sleeping pattern during summer can do more harm than good, simply because your immunity system will go – and that can possibly lead to the development of infection. So, have a good night’s sleep and stay away from illnesses during the summer.
2. A quick Exercise
It’s easy for many of us to neglect exercise and laze around during this season. However, a quick 10-15 minute exercise is all we need, nothing too rigorous, but something which can easily be done on a day-to-day basis. Exercise of this sort can help you prevent illnesses not only during the summer but throughout the year.
3. Eating Probiotics
Probiotics are “Good Bacteria”, and it is nothing but things like curd, yoghurt, lassi, buttermilk and many more. Although these are not formally recommended, probiotics help in maintaining a clean and healthy digestive system. These forms of food are helpful when our gut becomes imbalanced because of unhealthy levels of bacteria from unhealthy food. A probiotic can restore balance when the immune system is in trouble.
4. Eat Healthy Foods and Drink Plenty of Water
Eating healthy is the key to keep up one’s immunity, but it is not all that easy when fast-food chains are the only food we would want to indulge in. So why not be creative with the intake of fruits and vegetables? A nice fruit smoothie that is easy to make at home or even a fresh salad to snack on can make a lot of difference this season. Don’t forget water to keep oneself hydrated and not feel lightheaded.
5. Vitamin D and other Health Supplements
The overpowering heat of our country tends to lead many of us to apply some sunscreen before heading outside. Yes, protection from the sun is essential but it automatically reduces the required amount of vitamin D. Vitamin D can be obtained through a supplement, or from fatty fish such as tuna or mackerel, or eggs and dairy products. Health supplements stimulate your immune system and increase its ability to fight flu and cold, which is exactly what you need when there’s a possibility of getting sick and skipping the summer fun.
6. Proactively avoid infection
With the increasing cases of coronavirus and everyone cautious about the spread of the germs, washing hands automatically is now the highest priority. Washing produces, cooking raw meats thoroughly and never consume anything past its expiration date —the best way to avoid infection of other diseases is to cautiously prevent them.
This summer, let’s not fall prey to the widely spreading coronavirus or any other flue that may disrupt your funfilled holidays.