A finely tuned immune system
We feel our best when our immune system is at its peak. Therefore, some small tips in everyday life can help you:
Remember to eat varied, get plenty of sleep, and engage in at least half an hour of exercise each day – achievable lifestyle measures that are good for the immune system all year round.
The latest dietary advice recommends that we should eat varied – and not too much – to obtain the necessary vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Therefore, enjoy fruits, vegetables – the famous “6 a day” – lean meats and cold cuts, fish, legumes, whole grain products, and lean dairy products. Avoid foods with high sugar content and quench your thirst with water.
These dietary recommendations provide you with the best conditions to keep yourself healthy and well and maintain a top-notch immune system.
You can read more about the good dietary advice at www.altomkost.dk.
As an adult, it is recommended to sleep seven to nine hours each night for your body to recuperate and for you to feel fresh and well-rested the following day. However, if you sleep less than the recommended seven to nine hours, it can affect your mood, well-being, energy levels, and your immune system.
Ditch Cola, coffee, and energy drinks
You’ve probably heard it before – Cola, coffee, and energy drinks are full of caffeine, which perks you up. Therefore, do yourself and your sleep a favour: Avoid such beverages in the hours before bedtime.
In fact, you should also be mindful of how much caffeine you consume throughout the day. It takes time for your body to metabolise caffeine. Hence, also limit the intake of caffeine-containing drinks in the afternoon.
Put away your mobile phone
It can be difficult to unwind if your mobile phone is within reach and constantly buzzing with notifications. Hence, put your phone on silent when you’re going to sleep and place it far away, so you aren’t tempted to check it.
Moreover, the blue light from the phone doesn’t benefit you before bedtime. When your eyes are exposed to screen light in the evening, they signal your brain that it’s daytime and it should stay alert and awake. As a result, the brain produces less sleep hormone.
Don't go to bed hungry or overly full
Avoid consuming large amounts of energy-rich and fatty foods before bedtime. It will make your stomach work overtime throughout the night as it tries to digest the fatty food. This will affect your sleep, and you’ll likely feel tired the next morning.
However, you shouldn’t go to bed hungry either. Eat a healthy and varied diet including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Certain foods like milk, bananas, and almonds are said to contribute to increasing sleep duration.
The Health Authority recommends, among other things, that you raise your pulse for 30 minutes a day in intervals of at least 10 minutes. But this doesn’t have to happen through running – think creatively instead; skip the coffee date with your friend, take a brisk walk instead while discussing world affairs, cycle to work, play actively with children or grandchildren.
When you’re active and keep moving, the immune system is also active. Exercise also strengthens the body. Light exercise for 30 minutes a day provides lots of energy, well-being, and is good for your immune system.
Get a pedometer – It can be motivating to see how many steps you take in a day and achieve the goals you’ve set.
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