As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and cases increase in Lake County, there are simple ways to improve the health of your body and mind. Help jump start your immune system with these five easy tips.
Exercise Daily It is recommended to exercise at least 30 minutes every day to create a healthy immune system. Physical activity will help circulate and stimulate the body’s infection fighting molecules and lower the risk of illness.
2) Eat a Healthy Diet The human body needs plenty of micronutrients to help maintain a strong immune system. Foods with vitamins C, E and B6 are excellent for giving the body the energy it needs to stay healthy. Examples of foods with these vitamins include, salmon, oranges, lemons, nuts, chicken, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and bananas.
3) Take Vitamins and Probiotics Vitamins and probiotics are an effective way to boost and improve the immune system. Taking supplements daily can help reduce the risk of infection and produce healthy bacteria that the gut needs.
4) Get Seven to Eight hours of Sleep a Night Seven to eight hours of sleep a night is recommended to keep the body well-rested and energized. Lack of sleep puts the body at a higher risk of getting sick. 5) Stay Hydrated Drinking water not only helps the body’s organs to function properly, but it also helps infection-fighting molecules to work properly as well. It is recommended to drink six to eight cups of water a day. “In these uncertain times, take charge of your emotional well-being and enjoy life,” said Chuong Vu, MD, at AdventHealth Family & Internal Medicine in Tavares. For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, click here.