5 ways to improve your immunity while preparing for neet exam
Updated: Feb 3, 2022
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic student’s health and safety have been a matter of importance. There's no doubt that a good immune system acts as a barrier against covid-19. Our immunity is one of the key factors that help us fight against covid-19 and especially for aspirants preparing for Medical and Engineering. Students really have to keep their immunity level boosted so as to be fit, be more focused, and productive to meet their goals. While it is crucial to maintain hygiene standards like washing your hands frequently, especially if you have traveled by public transport or visited institutes. In case you are traveling you should carry necessary items like a hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands, wearing a mask and carrying some extra masks as well (cover your nose and mouth) and avoid touching your hand or mouth, We at Orooms believe that there are certain methods to improve your immunity which is paramount at this juncture.
Improve your diet:
The food you eat is a key aspect in determining your overall health and immunity. Eat low carb diets, as this will help control high blood sugar and pressure. Regularly consume vegetables and fruits rich in Beta carotene, Ascorbic acid & other essential vitamins. Certain foods like mushrooms, tomato, bell pepper and green vegetables like broccoli, spinach are also good options to build resilience in the body against infections. Orooms hostels are known to especially focus on healthy meals which help in boosting a students’ immunity.
Certain seeds and nuts like sunflower seeds, Flax seeds, Pumpkin seeds, and Melon seeds. These little things serve as a good source of proteins and vitamin E in the process of immunity building and boosting. Relying on supplements that helps to quickly boost your immunity is a great option too.
This is a list of supplements that we believe to be really effective:-
1. Vitamin C- This particular vitamin is a crucial participant in the army of immunity. It helps prevent the common cold. It acts as a powerful antioxidant.
2. Vitamin D- Vitamin D supplements have a mild protective effect against respiratory tract infections.
3. Zinc- It is a vital component to WBC (white blood corpuscles) which fights infections. Zinc deficiency often makes one more susceptible to flu, cold and other viral infections.
4. Elderberry- Elderberries are full of nutrients including minerals like phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper and vitamins, such as vitamin A, B, and C, proteins and dietary fiber.
5. Turmeric and Garlic- The bright yellow spice, Turmeric, contains a compound called curcumin, which boosts immune function. Garlic has powerful anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that enhances body immunity.
An Uncompromised Sleep:
For students, a sound sleep of at least 7–8 hours is the best way to help your body build immunity; lesser sleep will leave you tired and impair your brain activity. The lack of sleep will prevent the body from resting and this will impair other bodily functions. This may have a direct impact on your immunity as well.
Lack of sleep adversely the memory power of your brain. The time you're sleeping, your brain forms new connections that help you remember new information.
It can negatively impact both your short-term AND long-term memory. It will also keep you unfocused, which is one thing you cannot afford while preparing for your goals.
Drink up to 8–10 glasses of water every day, to stay hydrated. Hydration will help flush out the toxins from your body, increases your energy, and improves your brain function. Other alternatives include juices made of citrus fruits or any fruit or vegetable you could get your hands on another alternative can be coconut water.
There will be numerous fruit juice shops and cafes that offer top-quality fruit shakes around the hostel you're staying in. At many Orooms Hostels, you'll find this a door-step facility.
Exercising is a must:
A good diet should be followed by an exercise routine. Remember to exercise regularly; even light exercise will go a long way in releasing the toxins from your body.
We agree that the aspirants preparing for major entrance exams like Medical and engineering might not have enough time to contribute to exercise but it is always recommended to exercise for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your stamina. If you have not started exercising yet, then it is a good time to start. There are several Youtube channels and apps to help you exercise. Orooms properties are equipped with gyms keeping in mind your fitness and health.
While preparing for your major exams you can get overstressed. Also, the growing anxiety around the pandemic is another concern that is affecting everyone. While the uncertainty might be overwhelming, there are few steps we can follow regularly to help relieve our stress, stress is known to have an adverse effect on immunity.
Practice meditation with us- Too much stress releases the hormone known as cortisol, which impairs your response to immediate surroundings and makes your body susceptible to infections; you are left with a feeling of constant anxiety. The best way to relieve stress is through meditation. It is a tried and tested activity to calm your nerves. You can always rely on Orooms meditation events for your well being.
Avoid Smoking, alcohol and other addictive substances- While staying away from home and preparing for goals students encounter certain habits like smoking, vaping, alcohol consumption and substance abuse, these have a direct correlation between weakened body defenses and respiratory illnesses. Engaging in smoking and vaping is proven to weaken your lung capacity and destroy the cells lining your respiratory tracts, these cells are crucial to fight viruses that enter through your nasal orifices.
Travelling- Avoid all kinds of non-essential travels. Most Covid 19 positive cases are imported cases, which later spread to the communities. You should avoid being exposed to the public transport system and public places to avoid any likelihood of exposure. In case you have to travel, make sure to cover your nose and mouth with a mask and carry an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, at all times.
We at Orooms strongly believe in these methods which you can follow to be healthy and focused in this crucial time. Are you planning to come to Kota, why not check out our hostels at https://www.orooms.in/