If there’s one take away from the coronavirus pandemic it’s that boosting immune system health should be a top priority for everyone. Social distancing and protective gear may help prevent person-to-person spread, but we can’t live in a bubble forever.
Our immune system is vital to our survival. It protects us from viruses, bacteria, parasites, and many other pathogens. It’s comprised of a vast network of cells and tissues that are constantly on the look out for intruders, which once spotted, formulates a complex attack. Ingredients for making immunity boosting natural drink. As general rule, our immune system builds strength over time. This is one of the reasons why children get sick more often than teens and adults. There are three types of immunity in humans: innate, adaptive, and passive.
Innate immunity includes the external barriers of our body like the skin and mucous membranes of the throat and gut. Adaptive (also known as acquired) immunity is the build up of various antibodies either through disease or vaccinations because our body amazingly remembers past invaders. Passive immunity is a temporary immunity that comes from another source—for example antibodies a mother passes to her child through breast milk.
Our immune system is miraculous. But being such a complicated and intricate system—a lot can go wrong, which is why it’s important to make sure that it’s in tip top shape so that it can do its job.
Clinique La Prairie , known for treating society’s elite with legendary medical and wellness programs , has been on the cutting edge of better-aging research and treatments for over 80 years. With a fleet of over 50 medical experts, guests that come to the clinic (or stay at their private chalet in Verbier, Switzerland ) have every organ of their body closely examined to obtain an in-depth look at their state of health. Clinique La Prairie Courtesy of Clinique La Prairie Clinique La Prairie Spa & Residence Courtesy of Clinique La Prairie With most people on lockdown and travel prohibited, two doctors from Clinique La Prairie’s offered up some of their top tips for anyone looking to boost their immunity during this uncertain and stressful time.
Dr Mounir Ziadé is a certified specialist in rheumatology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation in addition to specializing in musculoskeletal medical ultrasound scanning and manual medicine.
“It’s essential to keep your brain as healthy as possible,” he tells me of his philosophy on living a long and health life. “Start by doing everything you can to maintain your memory, including challenging your mind, having positive relationships with family, friends, and other people in the community (while practicing social distancing), engage in physical exercise, and get adequate sleep. All these basic factors are essential to healthy development.”
Dr. Ziadé is also a big believer in eating a heart-healthy diet. “It’s important, since your brain relies on a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients that are delivered through the bloodstream,” he explains. With the pandemic Dr. Ziadé also suggests the people search for greater meaning in life. “Be grateful for what you have and receive. Savor everyday pleasures. Be mindful and be compassionate with yourself and others.” Clinique La Prairie Yoga Courtesy of Clinique La Prairie Dr. Ziadé believes that engaging in exercise, focusing on overall wellbeing, and managing stress are the keys to getting through the unprecedented challenge caused by coronavirus. Below are a few of his specific suggestions:
“Whatever your age, exercise is one of the best things you can do to keep your body and mind strong and improve your quality of life,” states Ziadé. You can even benefit from everyday activities that aren’t exercise. “Everyday movement not only improves your quality of life, but also helps you to burn more calories. You can benefit from the energy you burn through ordinary activity that you don’t think of as exercise, such as fidgeting, carrying the laundry upstairs, dancing around the house to your favorite tune, or even standing or walking while you talk on the phone.”
General Exercise Tips
· In order to keep our bodies healthy and functioning effectively, it’s important to match regular exercise with a well-balanced diet. While some people may have a bad diet and not put on weight, this is not a sign of good health. Fresh food high in nutrients will help our bodies to function effectively
· While it all depends on your overall fitness goals, one 30-minute session of exercise three times a week is enough to keep you moderately fit
· While many job types require people to be active and on their feet during the day, it is still recommended for those workers to do additional exercise on a regular basis. By modern standards, physical exertions at work and home are very much restricted. What’s more, even for those of us who are on our feet all day long, sport helps to balance posture and strengthen the least exercised muscles too.
· The more varied the fitness program you complete the more beneficial it will be. Even if people enjoy doing the same exercises all the time, it is more effective to mix things up on a regular basis so that you get a more comprehensive workload.
Since some people under stay-at-home orders may have chronic pain, I wanted to get see if Dr. Ziadé had any specific suggestions for them. “Although it might seem that exercising would aggravate aching joints, this is simply not the case. Joints tend to be more painful when they are left idle,” Ziadé tells me. “Optimal posture is mandatory for a good circulation of energies and for respiration, which reflects these energies.” For people who suffer from chronic pain and inflammation Dr. Ziadé suggests yoga.
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