Boost Your Immunity
Lizzie Mosley @
As we approach winter everyone starts to feel run down and gets a sniffle or two but with a growing number of Coronavirus cases it’s more important than ever to keep your immune system up. Due to us not interacting with people outside our own households in the same way as we used to our bodies are naturally more susceptible to catching things when we do venture outside, it’s like kids going back to school or nursery in September (they bring all sorts home with them!)
There’s more ways to boost your immune system than with food but it’s a good place to start! Ellie has me drinking ginger shots (they’re a bit nasty so I pretend it’s a shot of tequila, don’t judge until you’ve tried one). Vitamin C is also a great way to boost your immune system as it has antibodies that help fight against bacteria and infections - lots of smoothies come to mind, just be careful not to rot your teeth from the sugar! Vitamins A, D, E and Zinc are also really important when trying to boost your immune system, turns out there’s not many in takeaways (to my disappointment), a balanced diet will give you lots of vitamins and goodness.
Everyone knows I can’t sit still for more than five minutes (unless I’m having a glass of Champagne with my friends) but we all need to keep moving! Whether that’s going to a gym class or a walk with the dogs keeping active helps both physically and mentally. Apparently physical activity causes changes to your body’s white blood cells, in a good way as long as you don’t overdo it at the gym (which is fine by me).
Turns out getting plenty of sleep is good for your immune system too. It’s something to do with your body producing and releasing cells that help your body fight off infection - there’s a more scientific explanation here. At least I have an excuse for naps and long lie ins, right?
Although boosting your immune system is important as we come into cold season washing your hands or using hand sanitiser is even more important to keep germs at bay. But most importantly don't forget to sing whilst doing it!
Busy Lizzie x