Be Healthy Be Strong

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Be Healthy Be Strong

With the pace of fast moving society full of fast food and fast life the capacity to fight against diseases is declining. It is necessary to strengthen your immune system in order to meet the challenges that our body encounters on a daily basis. Immunity is the power of the organism to resist infection and defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. A properly functioning immune system is equipped to deal with common illnesses, such as the common cold or influenza. It may also help prevent more serious illnesses like catching the swine flu H1N1 virus or cancer. To gain optimum health it is desirable to have a healthy routine of life with proper nutritious diet. Beware of toxins and maintain hygiene Toxins are very harmful for the body as it harms the immune system explains Dr. Ritu Sahai a renowned pediatrician of the city, “toxins are very dangerous and it makes the body susceptible to ailments. Air Pollution, smoking, cleaning products stress immune system. Smoking kills resistance of the body and slowly destroys it. Many common household cleaning products contains toxic and poisonous chemicals that are harmful to the health. I am a pediatrician so I‘d strongly recommend parents to keep their children away from polluted environment. Another important thing is hygiene. It may sound simple but maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene care is one of the most effective ways of avoiding infection and keeping immune system strong.” Manage your stress and sleep wellStress is the truth of this century but it spoils the fighting capacity of the body. Dr. Dushyant Singh says, “Stress is a common problem of today. A very high figure for major illnesses caused by stress is 80% and that is very substantial. An increase in heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, adrenaline, cholesterol, free radicals and oxidative damage are also side effects of stress. A good sleep is itself a good remedy.” Ditto Parul Verma a research scholar of psychology, “Long term stress is very harmful. Vacations and holidays are must for a healthy life. Comedy shows, movies and books also helps in releasing extra burden of stress. My all time favorite medicine is wearing a smile. Sleeping well is essential for strong immune system” Nadia Rehman center manager and nutritionist of leading health care brand suggests detox therapy for releasing stress, “There are physiological as well as psychological reasons that a detox therapy so successfully relieves stress and helps you unwind during tense times. It helps in releasing body tension, loosen stiff muscles, and make the blood flow more freely and relieve headaches caused by stress.” Right Workout for the right functioning of the bodymoderate and regular exercise helps in boosting immunity but intense exercises suppress immune system function says Nadia, “An increase in blood flow associated with moderate exercise helps to circulate antibodies along with white blood cells necessary to fight infection more quickly but excessive exercises are harmful so it should be done under supervision of experts as the requirement differ from one to another. Simple walking helps a lot.”

Loads of water and healthy dietHealthy and nutritious diet with loads of water is essential for strong immune system. Some food are immune boosters describes nutritionist Nadia, “You can ensure your body and immunity run smoothly by rounding out your plate with plenty of colorful servings of fruits and veggies, plus 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, at the very least. A proper diet plan helps a lot. Antioxidants are very important for body as it helps in boosting immunity .Amla, Tomato and lemon are very rich source of antioxidants. Yogurt, garlic, whole grains like oats and barley, fish, chicken soup, papaya, sweet potato, mushrooms and black tea strengthen immunity of the body. Without sufficient amounts of water, you may experience routine fatigue, dry skin, headaches, constipation, and a decrease normal bodily function.”

Arjumand Bano

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