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Follows These Steps to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winters

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Follows These Steps to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winters

Winter is coming, and it is the time to brace ourselves for the cold and harsh weather. Although it comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. With shorter days and colder weather, winter season is that time of the year, when we get irritated by dry skin and other health issues.

Moreover, the colder weather brings a lot of safety risks to us and to those around us, and some of these we may not even be aware of. These days, doctor clinics and hospitals are full of patients. If you prepare for the hazards of winter in advance, you will be more likely to stay healthy.

Though it seems tough, these are few tips to keep these suffering ailments away from yourself and your family:

  1. Eat Healthily: A healthy diet is the first step to build a strong immune system. It supports the body to resist viruses or infection. The body needs antioxidants and vitamins to stay healthy, and some of the foods and spices like garlic, sweet potatoes, turmeric, and dark leafy greens provide you to fight off illness.
  • Plenty of Water: Like summers, hydration is also important for winters. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. The hot weather reminds us that we are thirsty but when the weather becomes cooler we neglect hydration and think that our body does not need anymore. When your body stays hydrated, it will keep your skin healthy, flush out toxins and war off winter bugs.
  • Stay Active: Continue your physical activities through the winter to stay fit, boost your immune system function, decrease stress and keep your weight maintained. In case, you have exercise pieces of equipment at your home, do 45 minutes to work out three to five times a week. Joining the gym or go outside for winter walk are also a good option. If you have a bust schedule and do not have much time, try to wake up an hour early for workouts and increase it during weekends.
  • Omega 3: Omega 3 fatty acids are healthy fat that is founded in different types of food like fish, plant seeds and nuts. They are great in reducing joints pain and stiffness as they are a natural anti-inflammatory. Many studies have proved that omega 3 fatty acids support lowering depression levels.
  • Hand Washing: Hand washing throughout the day is an absolute must to maintain your health during the winter season. It does not only protect your immune system and prevent you from developing flu and cold but it protects others around you.
  • Drink Milk: We are more likely to get cold in winter, so make sure your immune systems are in tip-top condition. Protein, vitamins A and B 12 and calcium to keep our bones strong are important for your body; take the milk and other dairy products like cheese, yogurt, and romage frais to get these healthy nutrients.
  • Heavy breakfast: Winter is considered as the perfect season for porridge. Start your day in a delicious way with a warm bowlful and boost your intake of starchy foods and fiber. These foods offer you energy and help you feel fuller for longer, stopping the temptation to snack mid-morning. Also, oats holds great quantity of vitamins and minerals.
  • Special Attention: Cold weather is especially dangerous for older people and people who have pre-existing or chronic health conditions. Take extra attention to keep those people warm and well during periods of cold weather by keeping curtains drawn and doors closed to block draughts. Take regular hot drinks and at least one hot meal a day.
  • Health Issues: Colds and flu are common in winter; over 200 viruses cause the common cold. Flu is mainly caused by a different group of viruses and is a far more severe health condition that can lead to death. The worst part is that antibiotics are not a suitable treatment for colds and flu; so protect yourself, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use your inner elbow. Keep cleaning surfaces and objects including doorknobs, keyboards, and phones regularly.

In case, you have caught cold, no treatment will cure it, get enough rest and stay hydrated to recover.

It is a fact that during winters finding the motivation to stay healthy and fit is no piece of cake. And that can lay the foundation for a weakened immune system, posing a bigger risk of causing illness.

These are the best winter wellness tips and ideas to ensure you have lots of ways to stay healthy, fit and safe this holiday season and beyond. With these healthy winter measures, you will be able to recognize where your health falls short and what you can do to boost it during this time of year.

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