The stress from work and living in a foreign environment may lead to the weakening of immune system, making one more susceptible to infections and catching the cold bug. Our immune system gets stronger when we pair up environmental protection with healthy lifestyle habits. And what’s a better place to start than in your own serviced apartment?
In this article, we give you five home remedies and lifestyle changes that can keep your body’s defence mechanism in check.
1. Have Enough Sleep
A lack of sleep can cause inflammation, lower your antibodies and decrease your resistance to infection. Be sure to have at least eight hours of sleep daily to keep your bodily functions running optimally.
2. Stay hydrated
Are you drinking enough water? Adequate hydration benefits your immune system by flushing out toxins and ensuring your body gets the oxygen it needs to function well. So don’t forget to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
3. Get Active
There’s a heap of home exercises you can do to build your immune system and get your blood pumping. These include yoga, pilates or static exercises such as sit-ups, squats, planks and wall-sits. If you live in a high-rise building, try taking the stairs instead of the lifts. Better yet, if you have a gym within your apartment compound, make full use of it!
4. Go Green!
Having plants around can help to improve the air quality of your home and keep your spirits up, boosting your health and wellness. If you have a balcony, make full use of it by adding potted plants or flowers, airplants, cactus or bonsai. Some popular plants species include Aloe Vera, Spider Plant, Peace Lilly and Money Plant. Alternatively if you are still searching for a corporate accommodation, look for one that provides an unobstructed view of the greenery or even access to its own green spaces.
5. Catch More Sunlight
Sunlight has been found to play a key role in boosting your immunity by energising your body’s infection-fighting cells. Try having as much natural light in your apartment by opening the curtains and windows to enjoy this surprise benefit. It doesn’t hurt to sunbathe once in a while, but be sure to slap on a little sunblock to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.