How to strengthen immunity in winter time of year
Why do some of us spend the whole winter actively and others do not get out of the cold? The whole thing in immunity is the ability of the body to resist infections. Doctors say that the body’s protective forces depend primarily on genetic predisposition and lifestyle, but from the acceptance of various medications and drugs that strengthen immunity – only partially. But it is possible to increase the protective forces of the body with the help of simple recommendations and accessible means. And in winter, during the period of the mass incidence of colds, taking care of their health is the very time.
Is it possible to heat up in winter?
It is possible and necessary, only the question is not about pouring in the cold (although people with experience practice and such). To strengthen the protective forces of the body and the tone of the vessels will help the contrast shower: after a regular shower, to which temperature you are accustomed (37-38 degrees) should gradually reduce the warmth of water, reaching watering 24-25 degrees. In this way, hot and cool water alternates: initially enough of three approaches for 15 seconds, with the time pouring hot and cold water alternately increase to 5-10 minutes.
Such procedures should be discussed with a doctor, since in the case of a number of diseases of the heart, blood vessels and other internal organs, contrasting souls are contraindicated. The same goes for visiting a sauna and a bath: it is an excellent winter remedy for strengthening immunity, but you can not visit the sauna. But the physical activity in the air is obligatory: sledges, skis, skates or just walking. Do not forget to regularly clean the room and ventilate the rooms. If the weather does not allow “turn around”, then make light charging at home. Generally, every morning you should start with warm-up. Also, winter is not at all a reason to refuse visits to the pool, fitness club, yoga studio, just do not forget to dry properly after taking a shower, cool and dress in dry clothes.
Products and drinks that are useful for strengthening defense forces
If you have not managed to freeze the summer fruits, do not worry. Citrus, ginger root, sea buckthorn, pumpkin, currants, sauerkraut will come to the rescue. If you have no problems with the stomach, then do not forget to put in salads, garnish, omelet, etc. garlic and green onion. Do not forget about a useful product like honey. It’s enough to eat no more than 2 teaspoons of honey a day, just do not put it in hot tea, so valuable substances in it are destroyed. Winter drinks are not only tea with honey and lemon. Different phytocosmetics and phytochea containing mint, melissa and other herbs will help to relax and calm down. And tea from dried fruits of hips, cranberries, cowberries, sea buckthorns and other berries is a real vitamin “bomb”.
Specific formation of immunity
By the period of mass morbidity of ARVI and influenza, physicians are also advised to make vaccinations against influenza. Vaccination helps to avoid the disease, and in the case of infection – to transfer the disease in a mild form. The vaccine against influenza in Ukraine is not mandatory, so everyone decides whether to vaccinate himself or not. Doctors recommend that vaccinations against influenza be made by those at risk – young children (6 months of injecting), elderly people, people with chronic illnesses, and those who are often forced to come in contact with large groups of people (physicians, teachers, schoolchildren and students, service workers, etc.).
Before that. How to make a vaccine, it is imperative to consult a doctor and evaluate the need for vaccination. Many also try to strengthen immunity with immune stimulants and immunotropic drugs. However, do not forget that taking any medication or health product requires consultation with your doctor. And, if you only take medications, ignoring physical activity, healthy eating and other above-mentioned recommendations, then such “prevention” can be completely useless.