With September comes the return to routine, which in many of our homes translates into a return to school for the little ones. It is an intense time, full of beginnings, and also a period when we are more exposed to colds and other infectious diseases. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to strengthen their immune system and reduce the risk of them getting sick. In this article, we present you with five practical tips to follow as a family and go back to school without getting sick, and full of energy.
- Give them a healthy diet
We will never tire of repeating that a healthy diet is the basis of good health, including our immune system. A balanced diet is rich and varied in nutrients. If you want to strengthen your immune system, include fresh fruit and vegetables in your diet, which are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Particular attention should be paid to foods rich in vitamin C, such as oranges, strawberries, and kiwis. This vitamin plays a crucial role in strengthening the immune system. Also look to increase your intake of vitamin A, which helps us fight infections. You will find it in orange, yellow, and green fruits and vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, carrots, pumpkin, mangoes, and apricots. Vitamin D is another must for the immune system. All oily fish, such as
- Healthy sleep routine Adequate rest is essential to maintaining a strong immune system and an optimal mental state. During sleep, our entire body recovers and regenerates, including our defenses. This is even more important for children and adolescents, who need quality sleep to continue to grow healthy and strong. To achieve this, you should take steps to promote restful sleep. Have them go to bed early every night, preferably at the same time. Space dinner as far as possible from bedtime. Have them go to bed relaxed, without stress or pending tasks. Limit, as much as possible, the use of screens before bedtime. Artificial light and light and sound stimuli before bedtime make relaxation and sleep difficult.
- Get them to do some physical activity
Regular exercise increases their defenses. Encourage them to take part in a sport or physical activity that they like so that they are motivated. If it is outdoors, all the better, as they will receive an extra supply of vitamin D from the sun. Doing some physical activity as a family is an excellent opportunity to promote healthy living and strengthen family ties. Take advantage of a weekend to organize an outdoor excursion or practice your favorite outdoor sport together.
- Hygiene habits
In the classroom, our children will come into contact with many people. Good hygiene habits can help keep them free from infection and disease.
Many have already practiced them months ago, but after the relaxed habits of the summer, it is worth reminding them. The most important thing is to wash their hands with soap and water or, failing that, with a disinfectant, before eating and after using the toilet or touching other surfaces likely to be contaminated, such as handrails, handles, etc.
Also, warn them to keep a prudent distance from classmates who show any symptoms of contagious illnesses such as coughing, sneezing, fever, etc.
- Use natural supplements to improve your immunity
Natural supplements are a great ally to strengthen our children’s defenses. There are several natural components with proven efficacy in strengthening the immune system. Beta-glucans 1,3-1,6 are especially valuable for improving our immune system. Other substances such as vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, or tannic acid also help to keep the immune system strong and to fight infections quickly and effectively.
In this sense, Lanier Pharma has formulated Inmunizat Infantil. A natural supplement designed to strengthen children’s defenses in a safe and effective way. To do this, it has selected the most effective components, proven by recent clinical studies, such as beta-glucans 1,3-1,6, vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, and tannic acid, creating a winning formula to prevent and treat infections caused by viruses and bacteria.