When we think about the immune system, we imagine it as a force defending us from the pathogens we are in contact with all the time. In reality, the immune system is far more complex than that, and the idea of “boosting it” is a bit of an oversimplification.
The human body is a fascinating piece of machinery, and the immune system is one of the most complex and mysterious systems within it. We can’t control it directly, and it’s not possible to measure how much we can increase its productiveness. There are no magic formulas that will ensure that our immune system will always be victorious. But there are certainly ways we can influence our general wellbeing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a variety of conditions in which our usual routines are disrupted. Many people are suffering from stress and depression caused by isolation, and some have difficulty getting their fridge stocked with a balanced, fresh, and highly nutritious diet, considering that food supply chains are disrupted all around the world. Visiting the gym is off the table as well, and we can’t spend as much time outdoors as we used to.
This makes it harder to keep our immune system at its best, at a time when it is especially important. Let’s look at what you can do to keep healthy in the middle of the severe restrictions that most countries are imposing on the population in an attempt to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Keep reading to learn about the best ways to keep healthy during this pandemic.