During the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important that you or your loved one stays healthy while making sure that your immune systems gets a much needed boost.
One of the most effective ways to fight off infections, colds, flus and viruses is to make sure that your immune system stays at an all time high.
At Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care, we provide that best ways for you or your loved one to stay healthy during these unprecedented time. Here are our top 5 ways to make sure that you keep your immune system strong.
1. Eat a diet that is high in fruits and vegetables
A diet that is high in fruits in vegetables is key in order to make sure that your immune system stays healthy and strong. It is best to make sure that your loved one is eating plenty of whole foods that are in their most natural form in order to provide you or your loved one with the most nutrient dense meals.
One of the best ways to make sure that you or your loved are getting the proper nutrients is to stay away from packaged or process foods, and instead, choose foods that are typically alkaline in nature. This include green leafy vegetables, as well as fresh or frozen fruits. At Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care, our caregivers can provide your loved one with the proper nutrients that they need to ensure that they stay healthy, and safe at home.
2. Get plenty of sleep
It is best for you as well as your loved on to get plenty of sleep. Your body needs a chance to recover from the day, and making sure to get a full night's rest is key in making sure that your immune system stays strong.
When you sleep, you body produces infection fighting antibodies that help fight off harmful viruses and infections. When you are sleep deprived, you body may not be able to produce as many antibodies that it could had you been getting a full eight hours of sleep.
At Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care, we encourage your loved one to get plenty of sleep to make sure that their body stays health and stays in the perfect condition to help your loved one fight off a potential infection.
3. Minimize stress levels
There is no secret that having high stress levels can suppress your immune system. When you or a loved one falls under stress, the stress hormone, corticosteroid, decreases your body's chance of fighting off an infection or a virus.
In order to decrease stress levels , you will want to make sure to practice behaviors that ignite positive and healthy thinking. Some stress reducing activities include yoga, relaxation exercises, as well as emotional and social support. At Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care, our caregivers can give your loved one just the right amount of support and companionship that they need in order to make sure that they stay healthy and happy.
4. Exercise regularly
Another major way to boost your loved one's immune system is to encourage them to exercise regularly and to make sure that they keep their body moving. When you begin to exercise, your body produces feel good hormones, also known as endorphins to increase energy and boost your mood.
Some examples of how your loved one can get moving is to take a walk or move around the house (if they are able to). There are also some mild exercises that they can do safely at home to ensure that they stay productive and healthy. Our caregivers at Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care can provide the best resources to ensure that you loves one stay moving as much as they are physically and safely able to.
5. Wash hands frequently.
Last but not least, one of the ways in which your loved one can boost their immune system is to remind them to wash their hands frequently. Your hands my hold harmful viruses or bacteria on them from touching something that may have been contaminated.
In order for your loved one's immune system to have the strenght to fight off a potential illness, virus or infection, urging them to wash their hands is critical during this time. You will want to make sure that you loved one is washing their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
If you believe that you loved one may nee help with some of these activities listed about, Unlimited Care 4 Home Health Care can help.
We can't wait to hear from you. Until then, please make sure to stay safe.
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