Strong immune system plays an essential role in preventing your body from common sicknesses like flu. Let’s take a look at the 5 following tips which will help optimize the inner protection system for you and your family!
After a long day, our body needs a healthy sleep to relax, release stress, and recover inner strength to help the immune system work properly. During this time, our body releases hormones that can boost the immunity and fight bacteria as well as harmful viruses. Sleep deprivation is the root cause of stress and weak immune system. Therefore, you should ensure that each member in your family gets a 6-to-8-hour sleep per night for adults and a 9-to-12-hour sleep for children.
Do you know that nutrition is the key to strengthening your body’s resistance and immune system? According to nutritionists, fruits, brightly-colored vegetables, beef, green tea, and probiotic yogurt, are super foods that can support our immunity. In addition, supplementing your digestive system with good bacteria helps increase your body resistance in a very effective way.
Vinamilk Probi probiotic drinking yogurt fortified with 20 billion cell count of Chr. Hansen L. Casei 431® is clinically proven to have significant impact on reducing the incidence and the number of days of having flu (according to a clinical study conducted by Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition from 2015 to 2016). According to Assoc. Prof., Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, General Secretary of the Gastrointestinal Hepatobiliary – Pediatric Nutrition Association Vietnam, nearly 70-80% of the immune system cells are located in the intestinal tract that contain 100,000 billion bacteria, which is 10 times more than the total number of cells in the body. Therefore, good bacteria supplementation from probiotic yogurt helps produce IgA (Immunoglobulin A), an antibody that plays a crucial role in the immune function of human body, increase the number and function of immune system cells, and prevent bacteria and viruses from infecting the surface of the intestinal mucosa. As a result, our natural defend system is improved, which helps prevent the flu more effectively.
Studies indicate that regular workout is beneficial to both your brain and body, including the immune system. According to a survey conducted by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) in June 2001, 60-90% of people who exercise regularly are less likely to catch a cold than those who do not. To explain this, researchers claimed that physical activities promoted metabolism, and boosted oxygen and blood to other parts of the body, making immune cells work better. So do not forget to encourage your family members to exercise regularly to increase their body resistance and prevent infectious diseases such as flu and cold
Being hygienic does not directly enhance the immunity, but it helps the immune system to function more effectively. Bacteria exist everywhere and cause many dangerous diseases like tetanus, typhoid fever, cholera, and tuberculios. They will “invade” your body when the immune system, which serves as your body’s guard, is down. Children are often curious about their surroundings without knowing that it is contaminated. Therefore, you need to help them practice keeping good hygiene habits from a very young age, such as washing their hands before eating and avoiding street food. On top of that, you should also keep your home clean to prevent pathogens from developing and growing inside the house, which supports your whole family’s immunity.
Stress is a psychological state that has a negative impact on your mental and physical wellness. Long-term stress can lead to metabolic syndrome, which increases blood cholesterol. Stress relieves substances such as adrenaline, causing vasoconstriction leading to hypoxia in the heart and hormonal imbalance that decreases the immune system’s ability to fight off disease-causing bacteria. In other words, better mental health will enhance your immune system and help avoid unwanted diseases.
For adults, there are many ways to reduce stress, such as meditating, staying away from stimulants like alcohol, thinking positively and keeping healthy relationships with family and friends. How about children? Remember to spend time playing with and talking to them, going on a family date on weekends or raising a pet together. These all sound simple but surely bring tremendous effects on reinforcing the immune system for your children and the whole family!
In conclusion, those are the “5 Golden Secrets” that every mom should know to keep good mental and physical health for the whole family to stay away from diseases!