COVID cases are on the rise once again. The amount of people coughing and sneezing in public has noticeably gone up, which means that you need to start boosting your immune system if you want to keep being healthy.
Here are some useful tips you should follow to help your immune system maximize its defenses:
- Get a flu shot.
It is recommended that you get an anti-flu shot every year to protect yourself against viruses. According to the DOH (Department of Health), it is best to get one before the rainy months (June-November) start since this is the time frame that flu season is at its peak.
Just check with your local barangay health centers, hospitals, and clinics and see if you can get vaccinated within the day. If you are prone to being sick, then you must prioritize getting vaccinated and try to book an appointment ASAP.
2. Wash your hands properly.
Everyone already knows that handwashing is one of the most effective ways to kill off germs. Washing your hands also serves as a preventive measure in making sure you don’t get respiratory infections, but if you are not washing your hands the right way, then you are still at risk of getting sick.
The correct way to clean your hands is to wet your hands first with water and lather it with soap. Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds before you rinse it off again with water. It is also best to keep a hand sanitizer spray that you can carry anywhere so you can immediately get your hands clean when you touch a dirty surface.
3. Wipe away germs
Aside from washing your hands, you need to regularly disinfect things and surfaces that you touch the most. Some examples could be your phone, keyboard, light switches, doorknobs, tables, and remote controls.
Remember to always have tissue rolls, hand sanitizers, disinfectant sprays & wipes, and paper towels by your side so you are always ready when things get messy.
4. Stick to healthy habits
Some simple healthy habits include drinking more water, sleeping early, and being physically active. These activities help your body condition itself and live longer. However, when you fail to do them routinely, your body starts to weaken and becomes vulnerable to illnesses. To avoid this:
- Drink 6-8 glasses of fluids every day. No, drinking coffee does not count.
- Exercise at least 4 to 5 times a week. Brisk walking to your workplace or to the grocery is a good idea if you do not have time to squeeze it in your schedule.
- Sleep for 8 hours every day. For children, they are recommended to sleep for 10-12 hours. This is important to follow since sleeping is the phase when your body recovers and repairs itself.
5. Boost your immune system
Eating a healthy, balanced diet helps your body get all the nutrients it needs in a day. Adding fruits and vegetables can already make the biggest difference in protecting you from illnesses. If your time does not allow it, then you can take supplements that will help fill the nutrient gaps that you have.
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6. Stock up on cold remedies
When you or one of your loved ones is in a pinch, it will be very helpful if you already have remedies for common cold or flu like homemade chicken soup, ginger tea, sore throat lozenges, and cough medicines. You should always have at least 2 of these in your home so you do not have to go outside to buy medicine if you get sick yourself. Not only is this beneficial for you, but you can also help other people in the household if they become sick as well.