As we all know, the winter season has arrived. The most common part of this season is laziness.
Because of the cold weather, many of us are staying under the blankets for longer and skipping our daily exercise routines. However, we need to take care of our health during the winter season. Signs of laziness and lethargy only worsen the health problems.
In winters, people try to stay indoors which can stop them from exercising which may lead to health problems. Being indoors for longer hours lead to sedentary habits and it can cause fluctuations in cholesterol level causing ailments such as diabetes, heart problems, and more. During winters we tends to eat more than summer.
Extreme cold, wet weather, shorter day and less sunlight are which deprive us of energy and strength for our body. So, staying healthy in winters with nourishing and warm foods, lots of stretching and yoga, meditation and adequate sleep.
Below are some ways to address these different areas and how they can help you stay healthy.
1. Eat Healthy :
Eat whole grains, fish, lentils, nuts and seeds as well as plenty of fresh fruits to increase immunity. Eat foods high in vitamin C, as they help strengthen the immune system and keep one fit.
2. Take Care of Your Immune System:
To fight sickness by adding the right amount of vitamins, supplement and nutrients to your diet.
3. Physical Activity:
Any physical activity such as yoga, brisk walk, and jogging will help one keep warm and increase immunity.
4. Wear Warm Clothes:
People should wear layers of clothes, especially a coat, hats, and gloves to maintain body temperature.
5. Skin Care:
Cracked and dry skin is very common in winters. Drinking a lot of water and using a good moisturizer can help you beat this problem.
6. Sound Sleep:
In winter, the weather is perfect for sleeping longer. An average adult needs 7-8 hours of sleep a day. Proper sleep helps the body fight the cold and stay energetic throughout the day during the winter. This helps to maintain the immune system.
7. Get enough Vitamin D:
Due to lack of sunlight, people have difficulty getting enough vitamin D. Also make sure you have enough vitamin D in your diet – like greasy fish, salmon, as well as cheese and egg yolks.
8. Drink Hot Beverages, Stay hydrates:
Drinking tea, coffee and green tea in winter is a great way to keep your water intake up, as many of us forget to drink enough water when it’s cold.
9. Hands Hygiene:
Germs spread so easily in winter, so it’s important to stay on top of personal hygiene by washing your hands regularly. Keep a hand sanitizer with you at all times, especially when using public transport.
10. Weight Management:
Avoiding the exercise in winter because of laziness often lead to weight gain. It is most important to manage weight through appropriate diet and exercise in the winter.
Be prepared to check on family members and loved ones who are especially at risk from the cold, including the elderly, young children, and those with chronic illnesses. If you have pets, provide adequate warm shelter and drinking water.