Make up for vitamin deficiency
The most important for the immune system are vitamins A and C (accelerate the production of antibodies), B5 and B12 (resist the decline of forces), D, F and PP (strengthen the walls of blood vessels). Scientists have found that the immune system is most effectively restored in the period from 9 to 11 o’clock in the morning – it is at this time it is important to maintain its work and take vitamin complexes. But still in the fall it is also good to make tea. Add ginseng, echinacea, lemongrass or sea buckthorn to green or chamomile tea. If you do not have much time, bring a thermos and drink along the way. In addition to vitamins, minerals such as selenium, zinc, magnesium and calcium are important for the immune system. Probiotic products that promote the growth of beneficial microflora in the body are also good. This category includes onions and leeks, garlic, artichokes and bananas.
Activate lymph flow
Morning rubbing with a dry brush accelerates blood circulation and the work of the lymphatic system, which helps to remove toxins from the body and raise the overall tone. This is a great way to boost your immune system by giving your body just five minutes in the morning. Start with the fingers and hands, then move on to the hands – from the wrists to the elbows and from the elbows to the shoulders. Direct all movements to the heart – it, like a pump, disperses toxins. After the hands, proceed to the feet. Start with the sole, toes and upper part of the foot, making circular motions, and from the ankle to the knee move in a straight line. Then move to the hips, performing rubbing from top to bottom. Massage the neck and shoulders: from the base of the head move down to the heart, front and back. Finally, treat the torso, bypassing the chest, stomach and intestines. After rubbing, it is good to take a bath or contrast shower.
Out of habit, the water will tingle the skin at first, but then perfectly clean and open pores will enhance the effect of the body oil.
Learn to relax completely
Stress is the main enemy of immunity. Stress-related conditions always put us at high risk for colds. Make it a rule to spend at least 15 minutes relaxing every night. Try meditations, breathing practices, lie on a shakti-mat or just on the floor, putting a small pillow under your feet and stretching your arms along your body.
Dim the lights, light the candles and try not to think about anything. You can turn on soft music or wear headphones. This will relieve the fatigue that has accumulated during the day and will not allow stress to beat the immune system. Aromatherapy also helps to relax and unwind in a short period of time. The fragrance of incense, lavender, sandalwood and neroli will make you feel completely new, as if after the second birth.