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Cold Weather Wellness Guide - 5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter Season

Winters bring festive vibes, family gatherings, warm food, and holidays every year! What’s not to like about winters?

The runny nose, chapped lips, dry skin, coughing, and an overall air of sickness make many dread the cold weather.

What if we tell you that there are ways you can stay healthy this winter season and enjoy its true charm? Here’s how you can do it:

1.Get Some Natural Sunlight

When the air starts biting, we know it’s tempting to stay inside all day in the warmth of our homes. Keeping yourself safe from the cold is important; getting sunlight is just as necessary. If you spend all day indoors, it can cause a vitamin D deficiency.

Step out at least once during the day, preferably early in the morning, to get some sunlight. Make sure the rest of the family follows you, too. Dress warmly and grab a mug of hot chocolate if it helps. You can just sit on the porch and soak in the sun, take a long walk through the woods, go ice skating, or cycle around town.

2.Increase the Intake of Fruits and Vegetables 

In the winter, the viruses, flu, and sickness are rampant. The best way to protect yourself from these seasonal sicknesses is to load up on fruits and vegetables. Since they are packed with vitamins, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants, fruits and vegetables are natural immunity boosters.

On top of that, the sweet juicy fruits and flavorful vegetables make for delicious winter food.

3.Kill the Germs

One of the most effective tips for staying healthy every winter is to kill all the germs around you as frequently as possible. You can achieve this by washing your hands often with simple soap and water. Pair this with sanitizing your surroundings, such as your phone, laptop, work desk, door knobs, etc.

These two simple habits will protect you and yours from all the respiratory infections, flu viruses, and regular everyday germs.

4.Keep Yourself Hydrated

Drinking an adequate amount of water regulates our body temperature, flushes out toxins, and keeps a healthy flow of oxygen and nutrients around our bodies. It also prevents the lungs from dehydrating and becoming more susceptible to infections.

Staying hydrated also helps combat the tiredness and laziness that accompanies the winters. It keeps our energy levels up and allows us to stay active. Most importantly, water will keep your lips from chapping and your skin from flaking.

5.Stay Warm

You must figure out ways to keep your body warm in winter at all times. If bundling up isn’t doing the job, dress in thermals and several layers of light clothing, keep the doors and windows in your homes closed, reduce the intake of alcohol, exercise regularly, and cook deliciously warm and hot food every day. Hot soups, hearty winter greens, ginger tea, and red meat are some foods that keep you warm in cold weather.

The Sum Up

Going through the winter season without falling sick may seem an impossible task. But it’s possible. As long as you follow these tips every winter, we assure you; that you’d start noticing the true essence of this amazing season by staying on top of your health.


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