SARS and flu season has already begun. The epidemiological situation regarding incidence in the Gubkinsky urban district is still calm. However, do not forget about prevention. There are several ways to strengthen the immune system in order to avoid diseases. We share the most effective.
By the way
Gubkinsky Rospotrebnadzo reported that in the 44th epidemic week (from October 25 to 31), only 207 cases of influenza / SARS were recorded among the population of the city district. Compared to the previous week, a decrease in the incidence rate by 26.4% is noted.
The levels of long-term average incidence in the city and the district are not exceeded, the epidemic threshold has not been reached.
Weakened by the intense rhythm of life, immunity cannot always protect a person from a cold. Therefore, often, if someone from the environment sniffed, they immediately looked at him with wariness, although they wished him to recover. Instead of being afraid of getting infected, it’s better to strengthen your body in order to avoid a cold or at least in case of illness recover faster. There are simple recommendations for this.
Spend more time outdoors
Photo: Alena Tarubarova Fresh air is a medicine in itself. Therefore, do not deny yourself a walk. Two points are important here: you need to dress according to the weather, and breathe through your nose. Fresh air is also needed in the apartment. It is considered a good habit to leave a window on the slotted ventilation when leaving for work. And if someone gets sick in the family, there is nothing worse than closing all the windows and clogging the windows. Four to five times a day must be aired to purify the air of pathogenic viruses and bacteria and thereby accelerate the recovery of the common cold.
Tea, infusion and broth are prepared from dried rosehip berries
Photo: Alena Tarubarova During the cold season, snacks on the go are undesirable, as well as diets, if they are not recommended by a doctor. A varied diet strengthens the body and helps to avoid overwork. Doctors recommend eating foods rich in vitamin C (cabbage, bell pepper, kiwi, fresh herbs) and minerals (milk, legumes, cereals, liver, sea kale). It is useful to add currant leaves, raspberries, nettles, rose hips to tea. Protein is also indispensable: do not exclude meat and fish from the diet.
Cranberries in sugar
Cranberries – a real storehouse of vitamins that will support the cold season. This sweet and sour berry is easy to find on the market: in Stary Oskol it costs 240-280 rubles per kilogram. There is no need to take a lot: 200-300 grams is enough. Berries must be washed in a colander and sorted, removing rotten ones. Then add sugar in a 1: 1 ratio and grind with a wooden or ceramic spoon (do not use metal appliances and utensils). The prepared mixture should be stored in the refrigerator and eat 2-3 teaspoons with tea several times a day and before meals.
Sleep and exercise
In Gubkin, by the way, there is a club of Nordic walking enthusiasts. Doctors say that seven to nine hours of sleep per day, depending on the individual needs of the body, are a prerequisite for a successful fight against viruses and inflammations. Moderate physical activity is also necessary for every person, especially those for whom work is associated with a sedentary lifestyle. If classes in the gym, pool are not available, it is worth remembering the elementary morning exercises. It also strengthens the immune system.
Down with the stress!
The assertion that a positive attitude makes us stronger is accepted by many with considerable skepticism. Nevertheless, it is proved that experiences and, as a result, a bad mood make the body more vulnerable. Therefore, in no case do not squeeze out of your life things that raise the mood for you. It can be anything: chatting with friends, hobbies, favorite music and books, interesting films. And the last thing: remember, psychologists say that 90 percent of the experiences of a modern person are connected with the fact that in his life will never happen …
Svetlana Semerova, head of the clinic LebGOK-Health:
– In the first decade of November, a vaccination campaign starts at Metalloinvest's enterprises. A French-made vaccine has already been purchased, which has proven itself not only in the fight against influenza, but also in acute respiratory infections, as it significantly strengthens the immune system. In addition to vaccination, I recommend not to forget about the basic rules of prevention: regular hand washing, airing the premises, wet cleaning, observing the regime of work and rest … Without an urgent need in the epidemic season, it is better to refrain from visiting places with a large crowd of people. To some, these recommendations may seem like nonsense, but believe me, this is not so! I also advise moderate physical activity – for example, gymnastics or exercise. Onion, garlic, lemon, honey should be present in the diet during this period … All this in a complex strengthens the immune system. Be healthy!
The topic Continues immunization against influenza in the Gubkinsky Central District Hospital. In late October, the district received a vaccine for immunization against influenza in children and adults. Those who wish to get vaccinated can contact the Family Medicine Center and the children's clinic. You can also get vaccinated by purchasing the Flu-M influenza vaccine in the Central District Pharmacy No. 74 (Sovetskaya, 13), after consulting with your local doctor general practitioner.