Implementing a clean and healthy lifestyle (PHBS) such as diligently washing hands with soap and running water and applying the correct ethics of coughing are the best efforts to avoid a new type of Corona Virus exposure.
In addition to maintaining a clean body, good immunity can also expel the corona virus from our body. Dr. dr. Sukamto, Sp.PD, K-AI, Director of Secondary and Leading Health Services, Universitas Indonesia Hospital also provides 5 easy ways to increase body immunity. Anything? Let’s look at it.
1. Expand to eat vegetables and fruit
For those who lack food intake, it is advisable to add the consumption of vegetables and fruit. Research people who eat more fruit are less prone to illness
2. Get enough rest
Lack of sleep can reduce body immunity. Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep, while teens need 9-10 hours of sleep a day.
3. Avoid stress and manage stress
Uncontrolled stress can increase the production of the hormone cortisol. In the long run, an increase in the hormone cortisol can decrease immune function.
4. Exercise routine
It is recommended to exercise regularly for 30 minutes every day, to increase the body’s immune system against infection.
5. Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Exposure to cigarette smoke and alcohol can damage the immune system. Smokers have a higher risk for lung infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia.