Posted on Jan 18, 2010 | Comments 0
Cold breezes, stormy nights, pure snow are at the door bringing you the magic of winter … along with a terrifying cold.
In order to keep the immune system strong for the whole winter, revise some clues below.
First, a healthy brain is equal to a healthy body. Sadness, stress and other negative thoughts cause the immune system to reduce and welcome multiple illnesses such as cold, depression, etc.
A happy mind leads a happy body and yoga and meditation can help to maintain this win-win process.
During the meditation[meditation technique], as body, mind and breath settle, a distinctive slowing down process begins. This action may control stress, thus stress may reduce the risk of catching the flu.
Normally, people breathe about 15 times per minute. During the meditation, the breathing level drops to 2 or 3 breaths a minute. The meditation produces conspicuous changes in body’s function and lets all the negativity disappear.
Too much working is also responsible for tearing the immune system apart. After a long and tiring work day, it is hard to support the overall system that has been frayed during the day.
Thus resting 10 minutes during the work, relaxing and taking deep breaths can help to keep the immune system at an appropriate level. Normally, a person should sleep approximately 6-8 hours to rest properly.
Acupuncture is an alternative way to lose weight for those who have excessive fat and also heals illnesses. The technique of acupuncture involves placing thin needles into specific places of human body to promote body’s natural healing capacities, which includes illnesses like cold. Certain acupuncture points can be stimulated to increase the immunity.
Vitamins also play an important role for protection against cold. However, unconscious vitamin support may have no extra effect on the immune system.
So the quantity of vitamins that has to be taken during the day has to be carefully monitored.
Under normal conditions, the immune system shows itself only when it detects a threat. However, in today’s fast and changing life style, people have less time to take care of themselves and eat the necessary food and beverages to stay healthy.
So, eating healthy will help supporting the immune system. Vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs are important factors that support the body. So an appropriate diet may assist the immune system.
Vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, mustard, etc are called cruciferous vegetables and help the body fight the illnesses because they contain beta-carotene and vitamin C and E.
Also the immune system will be healthier when seaweed, mushrooms, cabbages, orange vegetables (which are a beta-carotene depository) and any kinds of fruits are introduced in a diet.
To sum up, some people love winter but some people hate it. In order to stay fit and healthy, the clues above will help to pass through this magical season not with sneezing, but with smiling faces.
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