It may be easy to consider some of your female friends lucky for only catching a cold, headache or back pain now and then, but never falling sick. Despite a lot of research, doctors still cannot recommend any fool-proof solution to staying healthy. So, let’s try and rule if the women’s secrets to never getting sick do work or not.
They stress less
According to a recent research conducted at Duke University, stress can damage the immune system and heart. Other studies have also suggested that stress increases the chances of developing bacterial infections, such as tuberculosis. Women who make it a point to exercise regularly are successful in keeping stress at bay. Study conducted at University of Southern California found that women, who go for a vigorous walks daily and eat diet rich in fruits and vegetables have less tension in their bodies as compared with those who do not.
They get massages done regularly
Studies have shown that massage can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, heart rate and may also help in reducing stress levels. Because stress stunts immunity, it is important to keep less and less of it in your lives to fight off diseases before they get worse. Besides, scientific studies have shown that if you enjoy a massage, you just might be helping your heart and arteries to stay healthy and youthful.
They eat garlic
Studies have shown that garlic not only acts as a powerful antioxidant and antibiotic, but also cuts down the duration and number of colds you catch. In addition, garlic has proven to be efficient in reducing blood pressure and triglyceride and cholesterol levels in the body. According to some experts, medicinal value of garlic lessens when it is taken in the form of a supplement. Thus, they recommend that you eat garlic fresh and in its natural form to reap all of its health benefits.
Some of the most commonly used chemicals such as phthalates, dioxins and PCBs were not widely present in our environment about a century ago. Since we are more exposed to them now, the reported rates of diseases like cancer and liver disorder are on a rise. Women prefer to improve their health by reducing exposure to synthetic chemicals and detoxifying. A detox program can provide you relief from digestive problems, fatigue, and muscle pain.
One of the reasons why some women never get sick is because they wash their hands a dozen times a day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hand washing is one of the best and easiest ways to dodge cold and bacteria that cause food borne illnesses such as E.coli and salmonella. So, wash your hands more often and practice hygiene.
They sleep enough
You may already know that sleep deprivation can have damaging effects, quite similar to the effects of stress. Healthy women sleep for ample hours daily, which helps them to avoid side-effects. Sleep loss can have a degenerative effect on health. According to Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the number and effectiveness of immune cells decrease when there is not enough sleep.
They have a balanced pH
According to experts, your body is considered healthiest when its systems function somewhere between completely acidic and completely alkaline. When the pH levels do not match that point, your body suffers from a condition called acidosis, which can lead to fatigue, rapid breathing, stomach problems and confusion. Over consumption of acid producing foods such as refined carbohydrates, damaged fats, sweets, alcohol, coffee, meats and dairy products may lead to chronic acidosis. One of the secrets of healthy women who never get sick is maintaining pH balance by drinking plenty of water as it helps your kidneys flush out excess acids, thereby maintaining body’s ph. Image Source: Getty