How Can You Boost Immunity Amidst the COVID Scare?

The COVID pandemic is a frightening thing. It has wreaked havoc in all nations, and it’s still affecting people all over the world. With so many different strains, it can be hard to find a way to boost your immunity against this disease that has no targeted cure yet.

Fortunately, there are ways you can be better prepared to face this global health crisis. The best ways are to keep your health in check and maintain a robust immune system.

Read on for some tips on how you, too, can stay healthy when everyone around you seems to be getting sick with COVID symptoms.

  • Get COVID Vaccination
  • COVID vaccination is the best way to keep your immunity up. This vaccine, which helps protect against COVID symptoms and strains, is now available in India for the general public.

    However, be wary of the rumours surrounding the COVID vaccination. All these vaccinations have been tested and tried for safety. Though, the degree of protection may vary. In India, you can choose from Covishield and Covaxin – both effective after 2 mandatory doses. Keep in mind, though, that you should stay in isolation until the second dose has taken effect.

    You can visit the Asian Institute of Medical Sciences for expert COVID19 Vaccination assistance and administration to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy & sound.

  • Get Adequate Sleep for Better Immunity
  • Lack of sufficient sleep can put you at risk for several health problems. This includes suppressing your immune system and making it vulnerable to illnesses that cause colds, the flu, or other infections. If find it difficult to have a sound sleep, there are many steps that you can take to improve your sleep quality. Keep the following tips in mind;

    • Trying not to nap during the day as napping may disrupt night time patterns, which will lead to less quality sleep.
    • Avoiding caffeine after noon and junk food – especially before bedtime.
    • Try not to get stressed out. The world is going through a crisis, and staying indoors can be frustrating. However, this is time to keep your family safe. So, take it as a bonding opportunity with your loved ones and keep tension aside for a sound immune system.
  • Consume More Healthy Fats and Fermented Foods
  • One way to boost your immune response is by consuming healthy fats, such as those found in olive oil and salmon.

    Anti-inflammatory fat-rich sources are excellent for strengthening the immune system. For instance, Olive oil, which has been linked to a decreased risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes, can increase the body’s ability to fight off harmful bacteria and viruses. It can be a super healthy option when cooking at home or dining out.

    Moreover, Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those in salmon and chia seeds, fight inflammation as well – creating optimum physiological conditions for your immune system.

    Fermented foods, specifically yogurt, curd, kimchi, dosa, and idli (fermenting grains for a while in warm water), are rich sources of probiotics. These can be found to have boosted immunity against the COVID pandemic.

    The strength of your immune system may depend on the kind of bacteria living in your gut. If you add fermented foods to your daily diet (or add probiotic supplements if you don’t eat fermented foods enough), your immune system will be able to identify and respond to pathogens faster by comparing them to healthy gut bacteria.

    This simple practice can help you maintain optimum immunity throughout the seasons.

  • Don’t Forget to Workout for Super Immunity
  • Another great way to boost immunity is by staying fit.


    Exercise encourages the production of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting infections and microbes.

    Plus, exercise has been linked with lower stress levels, improved moods, better sleep habits (supporting immune health), as well as low body fat percentage – all factors that help your immune system ward off infection or illness! People who work out regularly have less chance of getting a cold than those who don’t get their sweat on at least four times a week.

    Even while staying at your home, you can workout indoors or simply adhere to a Yoga practice schedule – For a healthy body, mind, and soul.

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      Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors