There is nothing worse than getting sick. We are busy people, we have things to do, and getting sick can derail even the most concentrated of us. Stomachaches, wheezing, sneezing, indigestion – all this gives us a feeling of unease. But we all have some friends who are never sick , do not we? Here’s how they do it.
1. They do not take vitamin C supplements.
“Wait a second, vitamin C does not strengthen your immune system? ” Of course yes! But people who are never sick do not skip over vitamin C supplements. Instead, they eat foods rich in vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables. Peppers, green leafy vegetables, kiwis, citrus fruits and broccoli are all excellent sources.
2. They sleep.
Most people do not sleep enough. 8 to 10 hours of sleep are needed to stay healthy. Sleeping enough is necessary to maintain a strong immune system to protect against bad germs. Studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours a night are 30% more likely to catch a cold when exposed.
3. They think further.
The brain is the best defense against virtually everything. If you think you will not get sick, you will naturally be less likely to become ill.
4. People who are never sick manage their stress.
Stress kills, or at the very least, it can make you more susceptible to the disease. Of course, stress is hard to avoid, but it’s not about avoiding it, it’s about managing it best. Manage your stress in a healthy way, such as with meditation, exercise and affirmations, and your immune system will be strengthened.
5. They wash their hands often.
I know, it’s pretty obvious: wash your hands. Wash your hands often. Wash your hands when touching a doorknob or lift. Wash your hands before touching your face. Wash your hands before eating. Wash your hands after shaking someone’s hand. Get in the habit. This is the best line of defense against the disease.
6. They exercise.
Bodybuilding and cardio are one of the best ways to boost the immune system. Working three times a week helps to keep you from getting sick, but if you train indoors, see point 5. You can train if you are sick, but you should never go to the sick room.
7. They work at home.
I know what you are going to say, “Not everyone can work at home! I know it, and if you can not, go on to the next point, but if you can work from home, especially from fall to spring, do it. Public transportation and working with others is the most effective way for microbes to enter your system.
8. They drink less.
Especially if you are traveling, avoid alcohol. It prevents you from sleeping and reduces the overall strength of your immune system. Traveling is one of the best ways to get sick, so stay on guard.
9. They drink tea.
Drinking tea that contains lemon and honey is a great way to prevent the disease. Not only do viruses and bacteria have a harder time living in damp environments, but black or green tea with lemon and honey stimulates the small hairs in the nose, which repel bacteria from the nose.
10. They consume proteins.
Studies have found that high protein diets help strengthen the immune system. Those who do not consume enough protein can actually have a weaker immune system. Eat plenty of fish, legumes, and eggs to keep your immune system strong.
11. They keep their workspace clean.
Keep some ordinary soap and a cloth near your desk. Moisten the cloth and dab with soap and wipe at the beginning, middle and end of each day. This will help keep unpleasant germs away from your desk and your body.
12. They drink a lot of water.
The general rule about hydration is to drink half of your weight in ounces of water a day. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink 75 ounces of water a day. I advise you a bit more if you are overweight.