The two-day 2019 Immunology Conference successfully brought together the best professors, endocrinologists, researchers, diabetologists, dermatologists, and other healthcare professionals. It was an event that was geared towards finding ways to help address the health needs of the community. This included several scientific sessions regarding new research and clinical trial results in the Immunology field. Health organizations also shared resources that would further guide policymakers and other community members into implementing public health practices.
Learning and implementing practices in the field of immunology, which involves boosting one’s immune system, is crucial for a safe and healthy community, especially during this challenging crisis. Below are some easy tips on how to keep your immune system healthy amidst the pandemic.
Stay Active. The strong link between exercise and the body’s immune system has been consistent. Staying active has been found to improve one’s defense against infection and illness and is an important routine that enhances metabolic health. Exercise normalizes blood circulation; thus, cells and other substances move within the body efficiently. It also helps remove toxins and decreases stress levels.
Get Enough Sleep. The importance of getting enough sleep cannot be overemphasized. When you lack sleep, you feel weak, lazy, and sluggish – just like your blood flow. The pandemic is something to think about and contemplate, but not sleeping would only allow it to win over you. Strengthen your body and mind and make sure to sleep for eight to ten hours a day.
Practice Mindfulness. Doing activities for mindfulness has shown to increase the prefrontal lobe and right hippocampal activity, which are areas that are responsible for commanding the body’s immune system. Simple yoga or meditation routines daily can make a difference, then, in helping the immune system function more efficiently.
Eat Right. If you’re used to eating a lot of meat, fat, and sweets, then it’s time to think about changing your diet. These kinds of food only fuel your stress and anxiety levels and therefore reduce the strength of your immune system—load up on fish, roasted or baked nuts, leafy greens, and whole-wheat cereals.