Prevention of viral diseases: 6 important tips
Prevention of flu and colds is simple and even enjoyable. And it’s nice not to fall with constant colds!
1. Bath for prevention
Regular visits to the bath or sauna helps to relieve muscle and nervous tension, stimulates metabolic processes in the body. When applied correctly, this procedure improves performance and mobilizes the body’s defenses. Important: do not test the body too high temperature (over 100°C in the sauna and more than 70°C in the Russian bath); before the first call to the steam room to warm up in a warm shower; the steam just spend more than 35 minutes (one time – about 5 minutes). In addition, steam is not useful to everyone, so before you visit the baths be sure to consult with your doctor. And, of course, steam is impossible during the period of acute and exacerbations of chronic disease (especially at higher temperature).
2. Hygiene for prevention
Strict adherence to the simple rules of personal hygiene (wash hands frequently with soap, especially after commuting, to wash vegetables and fruit) helps to prevent 90% of virus diseases.
3. Physical activity for prevention
Want to stay fit and healthy despite the vagaries of weather and seasonal outbreaks of influenza activity? Remember your favorite winter activities! When will come snow days – use them to the maximum to go tobogganing and cross country skiing. For skating now and the weather is no need to wait – there are plenty of indoor rinks. But this pleasant form of aerobic exercise improves blood circulation, enriches the blood with oxygen and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Resistance to colds also increase the regular swimming classes. The most versatile and strengthens the “sport” that does not need no pass, no inventory, and has no contraindications is a daily 30 minute walk in the fresh air at a rapid pace. The cells are saturated with oxygen, the more work the circulatory system, improves metabolism, strengthens the nervous system… useful to Walk in any weather!
4. Stress prevention
Stress reaction of the body to strong stimuli. Prolonged stress “breaches” in the immune defenses. To escape from them will help:
● meditation, anger management. Available and professional about this method of self-regulation in the books by Vladimir Levi;
● soft sedatives of plant origin (on the basis of Valerian, motherwort);
● massage and warm baths.
5. Correct mode of the day
The basis of the correct mode of the day – rhythm and alternating activity. “Bulk” to work for 12 hours, and then the same lie without movement is irrational, it is useful to pause. Try the same action (lifting, lunch…) to perform roughly the same time. Listen to your biorhythms. Sleep at least 7-8 hours a day and an hour and a half before bedtime “reduce turnover” – don’t make unpleasant conversations, not to engage in physical exercise and household chores.
6. Remove the stress
No one can completely avoid stress, but to reduce their harmful impact is within our grasp. For this you need to take them positively: “It was a difficult experience, but I can handle him, and he will bring me benefits.” To relieve stress after a hard day, dedicate the evening to his hobby. Listen to pleasant music. It is not recommended to remove the stress by doses of alcohol – the load on the immune system is increasing. Much better it will cope with simple relaxation exercises.
● Sit comfortably, put your attention on the most intense muscle and pretend they are soft and warm. Gradually relax them.
● Close your eyes, breathe evenly and calmly. Raise your shoulders, tilt your head back. After the tension relax, put your head on his chest. Several times slowly tilt it towards the shoulders.
● 3-4 minutes, breathe slowly and deeply, counting to 5 on the inhale and 7 exhale. Fully concentrate on the breathing process.
The Board editor. Yoga exercises is one of the best ways to strengthen the immune system, because they are aimed at harmonizing both the physical and mental state. To strengthen the body enough each morning to perform complex asana “Surya Namaskar” (“Worship the Sun”).
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