Exercise is the most important aspect that makes your mind and body fit.
Through exercise, you can enjoy the refreshment of your mind. Exercise keeps the body in perfect state.
Your resistance power also will be increased through exercises.
Small infections will not be affected to you if you do exercises regularly.
There are various types of exercises that you can do for physical fitness and mental fitness. If you want mental fitness, then go for yoga. It is the best method to keep your mind and soul peaceful.
·Factors that weaken the natural resistance of the body!
Naturally the immune system of the body is well equiped for dealing any unwanted elements entering the body. It is the nature’s gift. As age advances the natural resistance towards various diseases starts declining. So it’s important to know the factors which weakens the resitance so adequate measures must be taken to keep it strong.
·Wrong living and eating habits:
This is a major factor responsible for ruining natural resistance power of the body. Indiscriminate use of spices, white flour, fried foods, cold foods and excessive consumptions of sweets throw the digestive system into disorder. It appears that people live only to eat! Frequent occasions of feasts and parties also adds to this menace. No care is taken to ensure whether the food items consumed by us are proper, good and nutritious for our health or not. Frequent meals cause damage to the organs of the digestive system. It is no way advisable to dump more food in the stomach till the previous meal is fully digested.
Too much running around has made our life irregular. We are unable to observe proper and fixed timings for getting up, for taking meals, or for retiring to bed. Televisions and computers have made things worse, they keep us awake late at night and so our biological rhythm is disturbed. Our reflex actions for answering nature calls stop functioning properly, leading to constipation, piles etc. On one hand continous dumping is happening and on the other hand difficulty in removal of these worsens the things. It is like a viscious cycle. Weak digestive system in turn generates many diseases.
Some addictions and bad habits cultivated by man are also responsible for ruining his natural resistance power. Frequent consumption of tea, coffee, tobacco, alcohol, hemp, brown sugar, narcotic drugs and other stimulating and intoxicating items damage the natural resistance power to a large extent. Natural resistance power of the body depends heavily on the vitamins. Above mentioned stimulating and intoxicating items destroy the vitamin-depot in the body. Experiments reveal that by smoking a single cigarette, 25 mg VIT-‘C’ is destroyed in the body.
·Lack of exercise:
In today’s world people neglect the very idea of any physical exertion. We have simply done away with physical exertion from our life. More and more people are leading more and more sedentary lifestyles which have almost negated exercise barring few exceptions. In absense of adequate physical activity, the strenght and the efficiency of the body are adversely affected.
In modern times complains of mental stress appears to be a universal one. It is the product of fast and complex lifestyles. It is a phenomenon detrimental to our health. It has been proved by the findings of several experiments that, like addictions, mental stress , too destroys vitamin-depot of our body.
Today pollution seems to have reached an alarming all time high level in the developing countries. A rise in traffic and industries has also contributed to the increase in pollution. Pollution plays a vital role in weakening the natural resistance power of the body. Needless to say that pollution can be the single cause of elimination of all life forms of the earth through ‘global warming’.
·Indiscriminate use of drugs and medicines:
It is a fact, beyond dispute, that drugs and medicines suppress the natural resistance power of the body. First, It is necessary to know the actions of these drugs on our body. When a drug reaches the stomach it is absorbed and gets mixed with the blood through digestion. Through blood it reaches out to every cell of the body. So it affects all the cells of the body and not any speicefic ones. The drug that can paralyse or destroy germs produce similar effects on the cells of the body too. There is no such things as ‘safe drug’. The natural resistance of the body depends on the white cells in the blood. The white cells are produced in the bone marrow. Drugs depress the bone marrow.
Habbits To Improve Immune System
Two or three bowel movements per day ensures that the body’s defence system is not put under any excess strain. So, keep the body well-hydrated for regular and healthy bowel movements, and have food rich in fibre such as cereals, whole grains and fruits like apples .
The big ‘s’ factor also affects immunity. Keep stress under check, incorporate a relaxing practice such as meditation, yoga or deep breathing into your daily routine. You may even try Tai-chi, a Chinese martial art.
A recent Arizona State University study says that mushrooms can indeed help cement the body’s immunity. Interestingly, the common white button mushroom has stronger immunity boosting properties as compared to the exotic varieties.
Chocoholics rejoice ! Chocolate is a good source of arginine amino acid (a component of most proteins) which is crucial in boosting the body’s immunity. Besides, it is also known to play a role in weight control and is also beneficial for the liver.
Good ol’ chai fights infections attacking our body, says a study conducted by the Harvard Medical School. The study showed that the immune system of tea drinkers responded five times faster to germs, as compared to those who had coffee. The chemical in question in tea that supports immunity is L-thea nine
Apart from being a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have a host of benefits of their own, fish is also a rich source of glutamine that helps build immunity .
BREATHE RIGHT BELLY BREATHING
The most efficient way to breathe is diaphragmatic breathing or belly breathing. Most infants and young children do it easily, but as we get older, we tend to breathe using our chest and shoulder muscles and less of our diaphragm. Practise the following exercise and re-learn your breathing technique. Pick a comfortable position — sitting, standing or lying — on your back. When standing or sitting, make sure that your feet are flat on the floor, the back is straight and hands are at your side, on your lap, or on the belly. Inhale deeply thrice, through your nose and exhale from your mouth. Feel the stress leave your body with each exhalation. As you inhale, let the breath completely fill your lungs and push your belly out. Exhale completely, feeling your belly move back in. Do a series of seven breaths. Rest for two minutes and repeat
ALTERNATING NOSTRIL BREATHING
This is recommended for those suffering from chronic sinusitis, allergies and lung infections.
Sit comfortably on a chair or on the floor. Press the thumb of your left hand against the left side of your nose, blocking the air passage, the other fingers of your hand kept straight, not touching your face. Breathe in through your right nostril for a count of ten. Move your hand such that your index finger closes the air passage on the right side of your nose. Breathe out of the left nostril for a count of ten. Repeat five times. Switch hands. Inhale through the left nostril and exhale from the right nostril for a count of ten. Repeat five times.
It’s well-known that cardio reduces the risk of stroke, improves blood circulation, lowers hypertension and relieves stress.
However, a crucial benefit of cardio is that it boosts the body’s immunity. Regular exercise ensures constant flow of nutrients and infection-fighting cells throughout the body, and of waste products out of it.
Simply put, diseases often follow blockage in the body’s intricate mechanism. Hence, an easy defence against diseases keeps the body mechanisms ticking.
Tips To Increase Risistence Power Of The Body
1. Drinking Luke warm water Mixed with a spoon of pure Honey and a spoon of Lemon juice everyday
morning helps to increase resistance powder.
2. Drinking Milk boiled with a pinch of Turmeric and Black pepper (Kali mirch) every night before going
to bed prevents many diseases and also helps to increase resistance power.
3. Eating a Gooseberry (Amla) Everyday helps to improve resistance power by providing necessary
vitamins and iron.
4. Eating 5 Dasil (Tulasi) leaves everyday helps to increase resistance power even for Cancer.
5. Drinking Milk boiled with Harad (Haritaki) Powder and mixed with a spoon of Honey everyday helps
to increase resistance power.
6. Eating papaya (papita) every helps to increase resistance power.
7. Betel leaves (pan) with small quantity of Lime (Choona) and a piece of Areacanut (Supari) taken helps to increase resistance power.