Laugh your way to the ‘Smart and Healthy People Club’ (no copyrights) by consuming immunity-boosting food. Ward off respiratory allergies, viral fevers, cough and cold by consuming tulsi leaves. Pluck a handful of tulsi leaves, wash them and boil them in a pot of water. Strain the water if you’d like and drink this water throughout the day. Alternatively, put some tulsi leaves in your salad, chew them along with some sugar or jaggery or buy tulsi capsules.
Other immunity-boosting foods that can help you steer clear of health issues this monsoon include Vitamin-C containing food items such as green, leafy vegetables, tomato, guava, kiwi and papaya. Spices such as turmeric, ginger and cinnamon can also keep illnesses away.
6. Bask in the drizzle...of compliments by exercising regularly
A healthy amount of physical exercise can boost your immunity. Exercising aids more effective blood circulation, thus allowing components of your immune system to travel more freely inside your body. The temporary spike in your body temperature after exercising can act like a fever, destroying harmful germs lodged within the body.
7. Don’t burn your bridges...become one!
Several yoga asanas are known to boost immunity and defend oneself against a host of monsoon ailments.
- The Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana)
This asana stimulates the thymus gland that produces T-cells, an essential type of white blood cells.
To do this asana, lie on your back with your knees folded and your feet flat on the floor. Slowly lift your back, until your chest touches your chin and your thighs are almost parallel to the floor. You’ll be able to feel your bottom contract as you do so. You could support yourself by pushing downwards on the floor with your palms or by holding your back.
Hold the pose for a couple of minutes and gently return to the original position while you exhale. People with neck and back injuries should avoid doing this asana.
- The Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
No, you need not dance to a snake-charmer’s tunes. All you need to do is, lie down on your stomach with your legs together and your forehead resting on the yoga mat. Keep your hands, palms downwards, on the floor beside your shoulders and gently lift your head, chest and abdomen, ensuring that your navel keeps in contact with the ground. Keep your shoulders straight and stretch back as much as you comfortably can.
This asana has certain contraindications so kindly refer to a yoga practitioner before attempting the asana.
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Here’s wishing you a cheerful monsoon! Be cautious, stay healthy.
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