During the turbulent times, humanity’s resilience is put to test. The Coronavirus pandemic has managed to spread quite quickly around the Globe with tens of thousands of people affected and thousands losing their fight to the virus.
At this point, there is no approved vaccine on the industrial level yet and no antibiotics are proven to cure virus-instigated pneumonia with a 100% success rate.
Simply put, once infected with this deadly bug, people can mostly rely on their strong immune system to fight off the disease. This is why we put together some top tips on how to boost your immune system to efficiently fight the coronavirus.
How to strengthen the immune system so it can fight the coronavirus
1. Do not diet.
Stop any diets you may have considered before. Your body needs to be up the speed. Do not exhaust it with malnutrition at this time. Postpone any such actions until the times, when humanity is not at risk.
You may need to lose a few kilos, but most importantly – you need to stay alive now. Don’t jeopardize your immune system.
2. Stop smoking
You have been wanting to do it for so long. This is a great time. Even if you will pick up smoking later on, your lungs need to be healthiest now. They take the biggest hit from the virus.
Make sure you spare your lungs as much as possible now. Stop poisoning your soldier. It may come so useful on the front of the Coronavirus war.
3. Eat lots of natural antibiotics
Onion, garlic, chili peppers, turmeric will not kill the virus, no. But they will certainly kill off many pathogenic organisms inhabiting a human body. The pathogens that will otherwise keep your immune system away from fighting the virus.
As the popular internet meme has it, people will definitely keep the distance due to all the smell.
4. Eat lots of vitamins
Do you play video games? Do you know how you can collect all sorts of armor? This is exactly what you are doing by eating vitamins. You stock your body with weapons it can use in case of a disease. Have you tried blending unpeeled but pitted lemons, ginger, and honey? It’s delicious and super healthy! We love the 5:3:1 proportion, but this is entirely up to you.
Vitamins are powerful immune-system boosters. Keep nibbling on fruit and veg. Take supplements. Get your body full of those useful goodies.
5. Drink lots of water
This is good advice for any day, sure. But staying hydrated is especially important when your body is about to take a hit. Having fluids washing every cell of yours does so much for your every-day detox. You need only the good stuff in your body now, so getting rid of all the bad stuff – with perspiration and pee is a fantastic idea.
Goes without saying, staying hydrated is vital for those down with a virus.
6. Air out the room 2-3 times a day
When it comes to fresh air, it’s healthy for your lungs too. Much healthier then the stifling air you keep recycling over and over again if you keep your windows closed all the time.
Use your best judgment regarding the air quality outside and if this is OK, then letting some fresh air into the room from time to time is recommended. Keep your lungs in top shape.
7. Social distance yourself
If you are 50+ or you live or work with older people or people with a precondition, make sure to social distance yourself as much as possible. Social life can wait really. Online shopping is still an option.
8. Wash your hands thoroughly and often
Minimum 20 seconds or longer is the advisable time for washing your hands with soap to destroy the potential virus. Do it after touching doorknobs, elevator buttons, shopping carts in a mall, after coming home.
9. Avoid touching your face with hands
Not your eyes, not your nose, not your mouth.
10. Use moderate exercising
Gyms are out of touch, right, so a rug on the floor can do a trick now. Even a 7-minute workout will increase your blood circulation and bring the body into a toned state.
11. Sleep well and sleep lots
Sleep deprivation is a reason for more health issues one can imagine. It is a very subtle reason, that is difficult to measure or blame, but heaps of research prove it is at the core of many mental problems and many immune-system related problems.
Sleep is one of the main pillars of physical and mental health, alongside nutrition and physical exercise.
Keep your well-being in focus during Coronavirus pandemic at every aspect.
12. Meditate at least 5 minutes a day
As a minimum, a short meditation session will allow your mind to wander about your mind freely and see where it is you are now. Listen to your feelings. Acknowledge them. If your heart is filled with fear and anxiety, you will be able to recognize this and minimize the negative effects of such thinking with other mental practices.
Protecting your mental health during the CoronaVirus is as important as safeguarding your physical health.
13. Think positive as often as possible
This is no easy task, we know. At the times of trial for humanity, positivity is the last thing that comes to mind.
But if you think of it, laughter is proven to boost the immune system. And the immune system is your only soldier when it comes to fighting the virus in the absence of medication and vaccines. So positive thinking is exactly what’s needed now. Watch a comedy or chat with your hilarious friend over skype or facetime.
Laugh and then laugh harder.
14. Use gratitude as your resilience factor
Being grateful elevates people’s moods. When people say thank you to somebody else they automatically pull up from their brain’s hard drive positive emotions and events. You are always filled with positivity when you are thankful to somebody.
This is a perfect time to Facetime your old friend and reminisces about the good old times and how wonderful it was to have that friend in your life. Get those healing endorphins flooding your bloodstream.
15. Set yourself some SMART Goals for the quarantine time.
Oh, yes, keeping busy is one of the bestestestest ways to keep your mind off negative thoughts. Schedule your day away – the Internet allows you to truly live your fullest life even when confined into 4 walls.
You can work from home, educate yourself, have a full-fledged meeting with friends over the skype group meeting functionality, do fitness and so much more. Set yourself a few goals in every realm of your life: family relations, professional skills, cooking skills, and whatnot.
In these turbulent times, people come together to help each other and their families. But it is paramount to understand that being selfish now is the best way to be altruistic and help the world. Take great care of yourself and help your body fight CoronaVirus efficiently.
In fact, people who get Coronavirus and have strong enough immune systems to only have some mild symptoms, do a great favor to humanity:
- they don’t crowd hospitals that are overwhelmed with Coronavirus patients in critical conditions;
- they get immune to the virus so next time they will not be contagious at all, thusly helping stop the virus world over;
- they can be back to doing their jobs and help the economy up again.
We hope these 15 tips on how to boost your immune system to fight CoronaVirus will come handy for you and your family.
Stay healthy. Stay selfish. Stay human.