A fit and active lifestyle is the first requisite to keep our immune system strong and healthy. From what we eat, when we eat to how much exercise we do, every facet affects our immunity in several ways. Here are a few tips to keep our immune system strong –

Go for a rich diet by having fruits and vegetables

Natural foods have an obvious advantage over the processed ones. Make sure to stock on a lot of fruits and vegetables. Healthy food is sure to better your immunity.

Exercise regularly throughout the week

Exercising at home is one of the best-proven ways to boost immunity. It fastens the body functions. Try to shell out some time to do home workout and stretching exercises every day.

Maintain a healthy body weight

Make sure your body mass is in proportion with your height. BMI or Body Mass Index can easily be calculated online. It indicates if your body weight is in the appropriate range or not.

Have adequate sleep and rest well

When your body doesn’t get the amount of rest it requires, it starts to demand the same by being unwell. Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep every day.

Try to minimize stress and stay calm

Working from home can be stressful. It mixes the two lives – office life and personal life. Listening to your favorite music and staying connected with your friends online are some of the ways that can combat your stress.

Be mentally strong and positive

The biggest disadvantage of staying indoors is being in the same surroundings every day. It can be monotonous. Reach out to your loved ones every time you want to relieve stress. Give yourself enough me-time. Mental strength also boosts immunity.

Keep a smile on your face always

Always try to wear that million-dollar smile on your face. Doing so brings in the positivity, lots of it.

During critical times like these, we can do spot running at home or run early in the morning. But, make sure to keep social distance and follow all norms recommended by the government. We may go for regular workouts to strengthen the upper body, lower body, and build a strong core. We can also do HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) twice a week along with full-body stretching.

The aim is to keep looking forward and not let stagnancy slip in your daily life. The routine at home can take a toll on your immunity. But, certain choices can help you cope with this situation quite smoothly. All the luck!

Girish Bindra
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Girish Bindra | ASICS Running Coach | 18 Years Ex.
Girish Bindra, is a gym enthusiast who eventually became a runner after a series of convulsion attacks, which proved to be a blessing in disguise. But, he indeed discovered his passion for running after participating in his first half marathon at Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2008, and the rest is history.
  • After he started to run, he never went back to gymming
  • He is a professional ultra-distance marathon runner
  • He is also the ACSM certified coach of ASICS Running Club
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