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It’s hard not to get sick during the cold season, but we all know that one friend who never seems to get sick.
Well if you’ve ever wondered where that friend got their superhuman strength, then here are some habits that benefit them and could benefit you as well.
Sleep is important
People who prioritize social life and work oversleep are more likely to catch a cold than people who get a good 7+ hours of sleep every night.
Eat a more balanced diet
Eating antioxidant-rich foods like sweet potatoes and citrus fruits replenish the cells that are damaged from previous fights against bacteria.
It’s been shown that physical activity can flush out bacteria from our lungs and airways and encourage the circulation of white blood cells. It also slows the release of stress-related hormones, which in turn decreases the chance of you getting sick.
Drinking black tea
As an antioxidant-rich drink, black tea is great for getting rid of a cold and fighting viral infections.
Wash your hands regularly
It’s easy to catch a cold when you’re near someone who already has it, but it’s easily avoidable if you stay away from them and wash your hands regularly.
It has been proved that chronic long-term stress produces a hormone called cortisol which hurts the immune cells.
However, an easy way to avoid stressing over a few deadlines is to follow a schedule and do activities that will relieve stress in your life.
Have a laugh
It is important to stay positive and look for the comedic moments during your day.
A research conducted by Western Kentucky University showed that watching funny videos caused a higher level of activity in infection-fighting cells.
Drink a lot of water
Staying hydrated can increase the odds of your immune system winning in a fight against bacteria and viruses.
People who rarely get sick tend to drink a lot of water. If you’re not sure if you are drinking enough, then lookout for signs of dehydration like bad breath, dark urine, dizziness, dry skin, and muscle spasms.
Following these tips and incorporating these habits into your daily routine can bolster your immune system against the diseases it fights.
You no longer need to stay at home and miss out on all the fun your “superhuman” friends are having.