DOES A GOOD IMMUNE SYSTEM REALLY HELP IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH ?…

A good immune system indeed improves your health. A good immune system provides strength to our body to fight against infection and diseases. To remain healthy, we should have a tendency to boost our immune system. Our immune system creates, stores, and allocates the white blood cells that fight against viruses and microorganism that enter our body and make us sick.

There are a few strategies you can do to improve our immunity system so that your system can fight with viruses:

1. Take a dietary nutritional supplement. It is beneficial to take a dietary nutritional supplement with your diet. You can take Genf20plus as it is composition is such that it makes your body release more of your Human Growth Hormone in a manner very similar to the natural way without any side effects. This supplement will boost your immune system and will help you to stay healthy. Always check with your GP if you are on other medication.

2. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains It has been proven that people who eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains get sick less. All the nutrients in these things help your system and immune system fight viruses and bacteria. You can add these things in as salad, juices, fruit creams, etc. Vegetables to eat regularly to support immune system health.

3. Get enough sleep to improve your immune system? It is not wrong to say that there is a strong connection between sleep and a healthy immune system. It is important to take enough sleep to improve your immune system. Generally, an adult should sleep 7-9 hours a night. One should avoid naps but should sleep at least for 7-9 hours continuously.

4. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise or brisk walk every day. Although exercising or a brisk walk will not directly help your immune system. But, exercising or brisk walking will keep your body weight under control and will protect you from many diseases. We must exercise every day and keep ourselves healthy.

5. Avoid drinking too much alcohol and skip smoking? To keep our immune system strong and healthy it is important that you should avoid drinking alcohol as much as you can. Drinking a big amount of alcohol can weaken your immune system and, you can fall ill. Also, stop smoking at all. Smoking directly impacts your health and, your lungs can get hampered.

6. Wash your hands frequently. During this pandemic of Covid19, it is advised to wash hands frequently. Washing your hands frequently will keep you away from germs and, you will fall less ill. We must build a habit of washing our hands frequently and stay healthy.

7. Expose yourself in the SunVitamin D and sunlight make our immune system very strong. The importance of vitamin D is so high that it protects us from infections, cancer, obesity, bone problems, auto immune diseases and every possible problem. Vitamin D is highly underestimated by us. Vitamin D is essential for the healthy functioning of the immune system as it helps the body to produce antibodies. The low level of Vitamin D in the body has been termed as one of the major reasons for respiratory problems.

These are a few best strategies you can follow to keep your immune system good and, that will improve your health. Following a proper diet will have a positive impact on your health and, you will stay fit. Other than all the above things we must drink plenty of water to keep our body hydrated. One should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day or 2 liters. Try to stay happy and stress-free in your life and, it will play a major role in your life.

TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR HIPS HAPPY AND FREE OF PAIN…

Did you know that according to Prima Magazine one in four women aged 40-60 suffers from hip pain? Well, I’m over the age 60 bracket and still suffer from hip pain, some of which I think is Fibro related and also my back and posture.

Posture they say is one of the most important things to remember to avoid hip pain. They say that it is a well-known fact that hip pain is age-related and mainly in women which are caused by damage or struggling gluteal tendons, which attach the muscle to the bone. The NHS points out that most cases of hip pain in adults that are treated with surgery are caused by osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis in the UK.

Less commonly, hip pain may be caused by:

  • the bones of the hip rubbing together because they’re abnormally shaped (femoroacetabular impingement)
  • a tear in the ring of cartilage surrounding the socket of the hip joint (a hip labral tear)
  • the hip joint is the wrong shape or the hip socket is not in the correct position to completely cover and support the top of the leg bone (hip dysplasia)
  • hip fracture – this will cause sudden hip pain and is more common in older people with weaker bones
  • an infection in the bone or joint, such as septic arthritis or osteomyelitis – see a GP immediately if you have hip pain and fever
  • reduced blood flow to the hip joint, causing the bone to break down (osteonecrosis)
  • inflammation and swelling of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) over your hip joint (bursitis)
  • hamstring injury
  • an inflamed ligament in the thigh, often caused by too much running – this is known as iliotibial band syndrome and is treated with rest (read more about sprains and strains)

Of course, there are things that you can do at home to help with your hip pain including posture which I mentioned above as well as losing weight if necessary, physiotherapy with personally tailored exercises plus changing behavior, in particular, minimizing crossing legs to reduce pressure on hip tendons. This is something I have a terrible habit of doing but I always say its because I am short and do not feel comfortable with my legs just hanging down.

Not smoking is an obvious point as this can impact bone health. A well-balanced diet, six-eight hours sleep if possible, and the right amount of exercise as shown on the NHS Live Well Exercise Website. If you have painful hips you should avoid hills and stairs. Walk with your feet wider and use the handrail when you do go upstairs as this lessens the pressure on your tendons. If lying on your side is painful then place pillows between your knees and ankles to keep hips square or lie on your back with a pillow under your knees. There are a number of cushions supports on the market now perfect for these positions.

They also suggest that sleeping on a memory foam or mattress topper will help as softer bedding lessens the pressure from your hips. And for new Mums looking into the future do not hold your baby on your hip (use a sling or a carrier) as putting all the weight on one hip causes undue stress and means your other hip has to work really hard to support your pelvis. Finally keeping as fit as possible is a must which during the recent Covid-19 Virus it has made it difficult for us all to do what we normally do. On the Prima website, they have 6 at-home exercises you can do without equipment. If you can only manage one of them it is better than none at all, but please remember to take it carefully if you have not done any of these before.