COVID-19 Top ways for seniors to boost immunity

With the passing years, our immunity tends to deteriorate and weaken and hence the need for a well-balanced diet and immunity boosting exercises become crucial.
In the current situation of global pandemic, coronavirus outbreak and general flu season, the health of our senior citizens is heavily deteriorating.

As per several media reports and researches in medical field, older adults, especially who are over 65, are 5 times more at the risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19.

Staying healthy might seem a bit challenging but there is a lot that you can do to boost your immunity in old age.

Here are some of the top ways to boost immunity:

Eat a healthy and well-balanced diet 

Good nutrition and good heath go hand in hand. Eating a healthy, nutrient-rich diet is another way to boost your immune system so that your body can be able to fight off viruses. Ensure that your plate of food is filled with green leafy veggies that contain vitamins and antioxidants.

Increase your probiotic intake

Probiotics can improve your immunity in a lot many ways than you can even imagine. Yogurt and cheese are reported to enhance the immunity system to a large extent. To boost your immunity and support overall health, increase your probiotic intake.

Include exercises in your daily routine
So, what if you are growing older every year? You can still choose from a number of physical exercises that will help you in boosting your overall immunity. Given the current situation of coronavirus outbreak, there are a lot of exercises that you can perform in the comfort zone of your homes.

Try to take some time out of your routine and get up every hour to take a little walk around the home. You can even ask one of your family members to join you in the fitness routine. Try to perform regular breathing exercises as these will help you in improving your cardiovascular system.

Don’t compromise with your sleep 

Lack of sleep and weak immunity has a direct relation with each other. If you don’t get enough sleep and proper rest, you will always feel tired and weak. Lack of sleep will impact your physical as well as mental health and hamper your productivity as well. To maintain good health and strong immunity, it is important that you take proper rest and at least 8 hours of sleep.

Disclaimer: The advice given in this content is purely based on generic information. These tips are not to be considered as an alternative to standard medical opinion. It is advised to always consult your own doctor for medical help. The Vocal News does not claim any responsibility for given information.