Wellness is an active process of being aware and making healthy choices in order to live a fulfilling life. Not only that but wellness is also more than being free from illness; it is a dynamic process of change and growth.
Our body’s immune system plays a massive role to achieve a healthier and happier life;
How Does the Immune System Work?
The immune system is our body’s defense against infection, germs, harmful bacterias, and viruses – it basically helps us stay healthy. The system consists of two types of white blood cells – phagocytes and lymphocytes. Phagocytes chew up the attacking organisms and lymphocytes keep the body in check and remind them to continue to destroy the harmful cells.
In order to keep our immune system ready to face any kind of problem, it’s important to incorporate some daily wellness practices.
How to Boost Your Immune System Naturally?
1. Stay hydrated
Hydration is a huge factor when it comes to keeping our immune system healthy and fighting off sickness. While drinking pure water is the best way to do it, you can also drink tea or hot water with lemon.
2. Eat warm foods
Even though we’re always told to eat a bunch of vegetables – when we’re trying to stay healthy, raw veggies, sushi, and sugary foods are not at the top of the list. Instead, warm foods such as soups, rice, quinoa, oatmeal, cooked vegetables, and savory spices like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon will keep your body warm and nourished.
3. Get 8 hours of sleep
Sleep is one of the most important ways that our bodies recover. Therefore, to eliminate all the free radicals, sleep plays a vital role in our health and well-being. Getting enough sleep helps protect one’s mental and physical health; as well as the quality of life.
4. Getting a good massage
Massage therapy boosts the immune system by stimulating “natural killer cells.” Since therapeutic massage decreases cortisol that destroys natural killer cells, our immune system boosts. An increase in white blood cells and natural killer-cell activity prepares the body to fight off invading cells.
5. Take different kinds of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes
We all know vitamins, minerals and enzymes are a part of the ultimate immune-booster package. Vitamins B & C; mineral-like Zinc; enzymes such as amino acids – all of these will boost one’s immune system which is able to reduce body inflammation and infection and helpful in preventing many diseases.
Therefore, at Ozmosis our specialist is able to tailor-make effective “wellness packages” according to our client needs which consist of overall health and wellbeing therapy including many different types of massage therapies combined with vitamin wellness therapy.