When it comes to staying healthy, there’s always been an emphasis on boosting and maintaining a healthy immune system. With Covid-19, we now have a magnifying glass on the matter of immunity.
So, what can people do to protect themselves? Naturally, we’ve all become aware of the importance of maintaining our hygiene by washing our hands frequently, using an alcohol sanitizer, and wearing a mask. But we undervalue the importance of boosting our immune system.
As we age, our immune system defenses decrease. This is why you witness young adults and children with no underlying conditions feel Covid-19 as a minor cold rather than a full-fledged illness. So, what can we do to boost our immunity now that we’re being challenged with the Delta variant? Apart from wearing a mask, here are some helpful measures you can take to improve your immunity.
Start with your diet
The food you consume has a direct correlation to your body’s immunity. If you’re receiving sufficient nutrients in your daily diet, your body will not have the power or support to fight off viruses.
Focus on eating plenty of nutrient-rich, colorful fruits and vegetables, as that will provide you with the right vitamins and minerals to bolster your immunity. You can also increase intake of foods like yogurt or kimchi, which include probiotics to maintain healthy gut bacteria. Turmeric and ginger have also proven to be fantastic for bolstering immunity.
Tap into the power of light therapy
There are many factors needed to help you boost your immune system. However, one method works tremendously well, especially if you consume a healthy diet, stay hydrated, and sleep well.
Red light therapy and your immune system go hand-in-hand. Red light therapy works to biohack your body’s system, healing it from the inside out. By stimulating the cells, your body produces more ATP, which works to regenerate damaged cells and create new ones. Thus, your body has the support and strength to fight off harmful viruses like Covid-19 and heal from any ailments you currently have.
Get a good night’s sleep
While you may love going out at night or staying up playing video games, a good night’s sleep is crucial in helping your body build immunity. The average adult should sleep between 7-8 hours. The less sleep you have, the less time your body has to repair itself, negatively affecting your immune system. If you struggle with sleep conditions, a light therapy product can help settle your sleep-wake cycle, helping you get a deep and restful sleep.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Water is life. Without it, your body isn’t able to flush out toxins in your system. It’s important that you drink between 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. Staying hydrated also comes with other benefits such as aiding digestion, normalizing blood pressure, protecting organs and tissues, and carrying nutrients and oxygen to your cells. Carry a 1.5-liter water bottle with you, and make sure you drink it all by the end of the day.
Focus on stress management
While you can eat the healthiest of foods and stay hydrated, if you’re stressed, you will not receive the benefits of the steps you’re taking to boost your immune system. Long periods of isolation and social distancing have a major impact on our mental health and well-being. This uncertainty can feel overwhelming and add more stress to our lives.
It’s important to monitor and minimize your stress levels, so your immune system isn’t compromised. To reduce stress levels, try the following:
- Meditation: Too much cortisol in the body affects its response to its surroundings, making it vulnerable to infections. Meditation relieves stress and calms the body’s nervous system.
- Red light therapy: The health benefits of led light therapy also provide psychological support.
- Avoid addictive substances: Whether it’s smoking, alcohol, or drugs, these substances weaken the body’s immune system. Smoking and vaping, in particular, weaken the respiratory system, which is targeted by Covid-19.
- Stay active: Exercising is an amazing way to stay fit and reduce stress. Light exercise releases toxins from the body, improves energy and mood and reduces stress and anxiety.
Take the right supplements
Everything we listed above will undoubtedly help you improve your immune system. However, you may need a quick boost, especially if you’re sick or not feeling your best. In that case, we recommend you support your body with the right supplements. Consult with your doctor and ask if the following supplements are right for you: vitamin C, zinc, vitamin D, elderberry, and even garlic.
It’s clear that during these times, our immune systems need even more support. Luckily at Kaiyan, we’re one step ahead and developed a series of MDA-certified and FDA-approved red light therapy products and devices that are designed to support your immune system. Whether you’re looking for a private label of your own light therapy products or for home use, contact our team, as we would love to help you through your light therapy journey.