Ayurveda has stressed the importance of preventing diseases than getting succumbed to them. That is prevention is better than cure. When we keep our body immunity in optimum level we can prevent many ailments. Our body can fight the external invaders effectively if our immunity is strong.
Falling repeatedly sick is the indication of impaired defense mechanism of body. We have to take steps to strengthen the immune system. Texts of ayurveda explain simple steps and methods to keep diseases at bay. Almost all these can be incorporated in daily routine easily.
Raise Early: Always wake up early. Experts say that if you go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, your body will be more in tune with the earth’s biological clock. Thus the biological clocks of earth and humans tick in harmony to balance all functions of body
Clear the Clogs: The bowels and bladder have to be emptied in morning as soon as you wake up. This clears the wastes and kick starts the detoxification process. After brushing your teeth don’t forget to massage gums and clean the tongue.
Water your body: Drink a big glass of water in empty stomach. This flushes out toxins and cleanses the digestive system. Clean digestive system helps in good absorption of nutrients present in food. Good supply of nutrients ensures good immunity. Drink at least 2 liters of water per day.
Meditate: Researches have proved that meditation helps to reduce stress and boost immunity. Meditate for 20 minutes daily.
Exercise: Early morning exercises are more beneficial as we feel fresh and enjoy the work out. Walking for 45 minutes daily is the best exercise.This helps our body to release “feel good” hormones. Feel good hormones slow down ageing process and boost our immune system.
Bath and Body: Take bath daily. This removes dirt and microbes which have adhered to skin and bathing increases blood circulation. Increased blood circulation helps to supply nutrients to deepest tissues, removes toxins and oxygenates body cells well. Bathing reduces stress and relaxes mind. Do not forget to pamper your body with an oil massage once in a week.
Eat Right: Eat fresh, light and healthy food. Avoid foods which cause discomfort, indigestion and constipation. Indigestion and constipation leads to accumulation of metabolic toxins. These toxins accelerate aging process and lower the immunity. Avoid junk foods and welcome veggies and fruits on your plate. Eat only when you are hungry. Maintain a regular time pattern while having food.
Watch your weight: Obesity lowers immunity. Hence keep a watch on your weight.