Tips for Boosting the Immune System During a Pandemic

Immune System

Maintaining your immune system during a pandemic is something that must be done so you don’t get sick. Getting sick during a pandemic can put you at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Nowadays, coming to the hospital is something that is not safe to do. Basically, to maintain the body’s resistance is easy enough to do the following ways

Avoid Stress

Don’t let the news of the coronavirus or content on social media cause you constant stress. Stress causes an increase in the hormone cortisol, which can reduce immune function.

Get Enough Rest

Lack of sleep causes fatigue and lethargy so that endurance is weakened. However, excessive sleep also causes the body to lack movement and reduce endurance. The key to having adequate rest hours is in quantity and quality. Adults need 7-8 hours of rest per day, teenagers and children 9-10 hours.

Stop Smoking and Alcohol

Stop smoking now to reduce the potential for coronavirus infection. Because smoking can cause lung infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Well, the coronavirus also attacks the respiratory tract. Meanwhile, alcohol consumption reduces endurance. People who are under the influence of alcohol have low concentrations and immunity.

Running a Healthy Lifestyle

Having a lifestyle with regular exercise is very important for the health of the body. Exercise accelerates the work of the heart and increases blood flow so that it can burn fat in the body so that endurance increases.

Keep Your Body Temperature Warm

Do not linger in cold temperatures. Because when the body is cold, the body’s resistance decreases, so the virus is easy to attack.  Don’t let yourself get caught in the rain or take a shower at night without using warm water. Then wear thick clothes or jackets when in a cold room.

Drink Lots of Water

More than 60% of the body consists of water. According to WHO, the average adult’s drinking water needs are around 8 glasses or 2 liters. You should drink more water if you do excessive activities such as sports or when the weather is hot. Lack of drinking leads to dehydration. When dehydrated, the body tired faster, weakened endurance, and exposure to viruses can easily infect.…