9. Yoga’s Cobra Pose
While all forms of yoga improve circulation and promote the body’s production of WBCs, the Cobra Pose (bhujangasana) in particular activates the thymus gland located behind the breastbone. The thymus gland produces disease-fighting T-cells.
- Lie on your stomach, stretch your legs out and place your hands lightly underneath your shoulders with the palms down and the elbows folded upward.
- Press your thighs, navel and the tops of your feet into the ground.
- Inhale and slowly raise your upper body (head, chest and abdomen) with the support of your arms, bringing your shoulder blades close together.
- Maintaining that position, stretch your tailbone and the crown of your head further back.
- Hold this pose for 15 to 30 seconds, exhale, lower your torso back to the ground and put your hands beside you.
- Rest and repeat the exercise 5 to 10 times.
10. Good Hygiene
If you have a low WBC count, it is imperative to practice good hygiene. This is a necessary to boost your immune system.
If you are practicing any of the above-mentioned measures to increase your WBC count, your hygiene practices can make or break your efforts.
Poor hygiene will increase your risk of infection, further suppressing your immune system and decreasing your body’s WBC production.
Make sure to regularly wash your hands, avoid unpasteurized and raw foods, and wash, peel and cook your vegetables really well before consuming them.