Exercise and immunity: What’s the connection?
Has the lockdown played havoc with your daily routine? Is trying to balance work and home stressing you out? Stress, can inhibit many critical functions of our immune system. Under stress, the cell mediated immunity (t-cells and lymphocytes) is reduced. This, in turn, prevents these cells from doing their job of seeking out vulnerable areas in our body and prevents viruses, pathogens or foreign objects from gaining a foothold in our acquired immunity.
It is important to know this because a well-functioning immune system reduces the impact of certain viral infections as well as our recovery time if we become infected.
What does immunity have to do with exercise?
Exercise boosts our immunity by something called mobilization. This means that with each bout of exercise, billions of immune cells are recruited and recirculated in the blood. This allows them to recognize and kill virus infected cells.
With this increased surveillance, it makes us more resistant and better equipped to deal with pathogens. Research has shown that individuals,who regularly exercise, are less likely to get sick. (Source: Science Daily)
Exercise also reduces the release of stress hormones which as we said, increase the immunity. Exercise diminishes stress hormones by promoting the release of endorphins,enhancing both mood and natural good hormones.
Interestingly, the rise in body temperature that occurs after an exercise session is similar to the environment a fever creates when the body is fighting infections. Coupled with the increased flow of white blood cells, it increases the body’s ability to recover faster.
Of course that doesn’t mean that you should go out and go 100%. Too much exercise increases your vulnerability to illness. This occurs because the levels of stress hormones outweigh the effects of beneficial health promoting hormones, resulting in a state of chronic inflammation. Just keep it mild and you are good.
Along with exercise, you may want to take up a natural approach of boosting the immune system for more effective results. Enter homeopathy!!
Homeopathy for immunity
Homeopathy for immunity offers a wholesome solution to the low immunity problem. It functions at the body’s immunity level to naturally boost your immune system. Homeopathy helps develop a solid defence against the disease-causing organisms.
We have discussed how stress is one of the major factors related to a weak immune system, but there are many others as well. Diseases ranging from day-to-day infections like flus, common cold, coughs to more severe chronic conditions like skin disorders, hair problems, bronchitis, asthma, allergic rhinitis and many more can be associated with individuals witha compromised immune system. Read more.
The study on ‘Immunology and Homeopathy’ proves the efficacy of homeopathic medicines to build immunity. With low-dilution (3c) homeopathic complex in syrup (Drosera) versus placebo, there was decrease of cough symptoms in 20 out of 30 treated patients, as against only 8 out of 30 in the placebo group. (Reference: NCBI [Bordes and Dorfman (1986)])Nonetheless, it’s never advised for self-medication or self-treatment. It’s always better and safe to consult an expert homeopathic doctor for a tailor-made treatment plan.
At Dr Batra's™, homeopaths individually analyse a patient’s medical records and family history to find the root cause of the problem. Based on their analysis, they come up with custom-made homeopathic medicine for immunity that is uniquefor every patient. Thousands of individuals have found a long-term solution with homeopathy. Their testimonials are proof enough ofDrBatra’s™expertise in treating a weak immune system problem. The fact that Homeopathicmedicines are made from natural substances and present no side-effects at all, gives homeopathy an edge over any other treatment method.
Build a strong immune system with homeopathy and moderate workout sessions.There are some home exercises that you could go for to boost immunity:
- Wide squats (inner thigh and hind muscles workout) with your feet in a 45-degree angle
- Knee-up twist (abs and back workout)
- Side kick (lateral hip muscle workout)
- Plank exercise for one minute
Homeopathy perfectly blends with any kind of exercise regime that you opt for and is exactly what you need, especially now.You may want to book an appointment and visit the nearest homeopathic clinic.