When we want to protect ourselves from any infection, be it the current coronavirus or any other viral or bacterial pathogen, one thing is important - we must make appropriate changes in our daily life to be protected and he althy.
What are the small habits in our daily life that we can change and which play an extremely important role in increasing our immunity and protecting ourselves from various infections and contagions?
Wash your hands
Frequent hand washing is one of the best measures you can take against any infections that surround us in our daily lives.Hand washing should be done with warm water and soap, and the duration of intensive scrubbing of the entire surface of the hands (above and below, as well as between the fingers) should be done for a minimum of 20 seconds.
Use disinfectant only as a last resort
It is preferable to wash hands rather than relying on alcohol-based disinfectants. They are used in cases where you do not have the opportunity to wash your hands. Do not touch your face, mouth, nose and eyes without disinfecting your hands.
Moisturize the skin of the hands
Frequent hand washing and the application of strong disinfectants can over-dry the skin, making it even more susceptible to infections entering the body through it. So apply moisturizer regularly to hydrate it.
Clean your rings and bracelets
If you wear jewelry on your hands, don't forget to disinfect them too. They can also carry viral and bacterial particles on their surface.
Disinfect doorknobs, light switches and your phone
These surfaces are the most frequently touched in our daily life and especially in our home. They need frequent disinfection with antibacterial preparations. Computers and laptops are also included.
Throw away your tissues
If you wipe your nose with a tissue, don't put it in your pocket, throw it away immediately.
Cigarette smoke dries out the airways and makes them vulnerable to infections. The more often you wet your throat and nose, the less susceptible they will be to viruses and bacteria.
High levels of stress in the body weaken immune defenses and prevent the immune system from doing its normal job.
Get some sleep
The better and longer you sleep, the stronger your immune system will be. During sleep, many complex biochemical reactions take place that improve the state of the body and he alth. Get enough sleep every night.
Take vitamins and minerals
Even if you eat he althy, you cannot always be sure that you are getting the necessary micronutrients with food. Ask your GP about which vitamins and minerals to include in your diet.