Can Happiness Increase Body Immunity?
Doctor … Can happiness increase body immunity? I mean happy like always smiling, not burdened, not stressed, always think positive, etc.
Hello Nurul, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will answer your question.
The immune system / immune system is a series of cells that play a role against foreign microorganisms that are harmful to the body, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites. With the high immunity of a person, it will be increasingly difficult for that person to fall ill. At present in Indonesia is being horrendous with the spread of covid-19 infection, therefore we as citizens who are still healthy are urged to continue to maintain the body's immunity so that it is not susceptible to the virus.
Responding to the questions you give, being happy indirectly can indeed increase your body's immunity, but that is not the main thing. Some things you can do to increase body immunity include:
Eat lots of vegetables / fruits because they contain lots of vitamins and minerals that can strengthen a person's immune system. Rest enough, in adults said to sleep enough if the duration of 7-8 hours per day. In children / adolescents about 9-10 hours. Avoid stress. This is related to your question. When a person is stressed the body will produce the hormone cortisol. In the long run the accumulation of these hormones can reduce immunity. Exercise regularly. Take supplements / vitamins that are sold freely. Avoid cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs. That's all the answers I can give, hopefully enough answers.
Thank you :)