Winter is coming! And it has been, for long, associated with sickness closely. If you want to avoid being sick and feeling like you have to go to the doctor, now is the time to think about prevention, as the quote says, “Prevention is better than cure.” Winter troubles are common but with these five simple and effective winter health tips, you will definitely enjoy the season.
Health Tips For This Winter Season
Follow proper diet: To stay immune and fit from all the various winter ailments, eating high protein diet is a must. The diet includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, soups, which are delicious winter delights. Good fats in winter help in the body’s regenerative properties and deal with the higher metabolism during cold weather, thus preventing illnesses. Vitamin C, in particular, will protect against colds and coughs so fruits, such as oranges and lime, which are good sources of Vitamin C, are some of the must-have items of this season.
Take good care of your skin: Your skin affected the most during winters. Lack of moisture in the air and body leaves it dry and crumbling. Try to avoid hot showers as they tend to rob the natural moisture of the skin, making it drier. When you are outdoors and your gloves and coat get wet with the fog, make sure that you remove them when you get indoors. People often suffer from skin issues due to bacterial and fungal growth due to dampness and improper hygiene during winters. So never skip your bath, however cold it is outside.
Keep warm: Keep yourself covered when the temperature goes down. Use scarves and jackets to stay safe from cold winds and keep yourself warm. Cover your feet and neck properly, as these the parts of the body that are most prone to cold and also get as much sun as possible. Sunshine has vitamin D, which will boost your immunity. Avoid drinking cold water and have a hot cup of tea, coffee or milk, according to your choice.
Exercise regularly: Keeps the body warm, which is essential during winter, so never avoid exercise. It might take a little longer to sweat, but the benefits of exercise will keep you fit and healthy. Vigorous exercises are not needed but climbing some stairs or doing just ten pull-ups in the morning will be enough. This will help to warm your body and fight the cold by keeping your immunity and recovery levels high.
Keep yourself hydrated: It is normal not to feel thirsty during winters, but it is important to keep yourself hydrated. If you don’t feel like drinking water, then you can switch to lots of warm fluids in the form of clear soups and herbal teas. Water not only will benefit your skin, but it will also avoid weakness due to dehydration that often happens due to winter lethargy.