Cold weather lowers immunity which makes us easily susceptible to get sick during the winters. No wonder it is called the winter blues.
However, this winter, it is all the more important to boost our immunity and stay healthy due to the ongoing deadly pandemic.
If you are wondering how to stay healthy during the winter, we got you 10 tips for you. Read on.
1. Wash hands
We just have to start with the fundamental tip, Corona, or not.
While most people seem to have forgotten the importance to wash hands as they seem to dread COVID-19 lesser by the day, it is still of the utmost importance to regularly wash hands.
You do not want to transfer the germs on your hands to your mouth or into your body when your immunity is at the lowest.
So, wash or sanitize your hands regularly.
2. Drink water
The chilly winters tend to squeeze out the water from our bodies and dehydrates us.
Drinking water also flushes out the toxins from our body, carries nutrients to all the body cells, and maintains fluid balance throughout our body.
So, it is important that you keep sipping water to ensure you are well hydrated throughout the day.
3. Cleanliness and hygiene
Cold and other flu easily spread to people from unhygienic surfaces. So, make sure you are cleaning the surfaces you tend to regularly touch and also to maintain your surroundings spick and span.
You may use an alcohol-based cleanser or wipes to sterilize your place.
While it is important that you take care of your insides during winters, it is also necessary of how you take care of your outsides, as it is easily affected due to the chilly weather.
Dry, cracked, and flaky skin, lips, and heels are pretty common during the winters and it is important that you follow a skin care regime or healthy and glowing skin.
5. Exercise to build immunity
It is a known fact that working out and making your heart pump blood faster to your body parts builds good immunity.
So make sure you do work out at least for a minimum of 20 minutes and maintain an active lifestyle.
You can workout even when you are sick, as long as the sickness is restricted to above your neck, that is stuffy nose or sore throat. Give your body some rest if you have a high temperature or body aches.
6. Eat right
What we put into our bodies more than defines how our bod feels or reacts to extreme situations. So, make sure you eat healthily and eat right. Below are a few things to remember while choosing what you eat during winters.
- Eat more fiber to decrease inflammation and boost your immune system.
- Keep your carbs intake to a minimum as the chilly winters will make you crave junk. To counter this, increase your protein intake to feel full for longer.
- Include turmeric, ginger, garlic, pepper, and other spices to keep your body warm throughout the day and to boost your immunity levels.
- Eat more green veggies for healthy nutrients and immunity boost.
7. Sleep tight
Sleeping is one of the most important processes that is essential for body repair as well as to boost your immunity.
Getting a good night’s sleep of 8 hours will do wonders for your body. On the other hand, not getting enough sleep will weaken your body’s defense mechanism and make you more susceptible to get sick.
8. Cut down stress
Studies have found that being stressed all the time or having high-stress levels weakens one’s immunity levels.
Whether it is due to work demands or over-exercising, or emotional reasons, make sure you take time to de-stress.
Go out for a walk among lush greenery or within nature. It is one of the best ways to instantly feel better and stress-free.
9. Keep distance
This list of tips will be incomplete without us cautioning you to maintain distance from people. While it is obvious that you stay away from seemingly sick people, make sure you are keeping a distance from everyone, because the pandemic situation is far from over.
10. Get a check-up
Winter season or not, it is important that you get regular health check-ups from your health provider to understand the functioning of your body and its standing.
The cold weather triggers many health issues like asthma, flu, sore throats, and even heart attacks. So, get Regular Health Check-ups.