TOP 8 Simple Tips to Stay Healthy & Fit This Winter

How To Stay Healthy & Fit In Winter

     What’s your favorite winter activity? Winter is a season of fluffy white snow, skiing, and snowboarding, visiting family, & warm drinks by the fireplace. But it is            

           also a season for frigid temperatures, cold winds, dry air & a lack of sunlight. 

            We also see a lot of people getting colds and illnesses, & even moods seem to decline for some. 

          Keeping fit during winter can be difficult-it’s hard to go on your morning jog outside & even a trip to the gym can seem like a journey as you would have to shovel your way out of all that snow. 

          So what can you do? Here are 8 tips to stay healthy this winter

1. Be exposed to light

          According to the Academy of Family Physicians that 6 out of every 100 Americans may suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons, SAD begins & ends at the same times every year. 

          SAD occurs when light reduces in winter. Based on Jeffrey Sumber’s research, the counter SAD is recommended to much exposure to vitamin D, exercise, & also light therapy.

          Light therapy is lamps & box lights custom-made to treat people who are suffering from SAD. 

          You can let your kids play outside in the snow-just 10-15 minutes is enough to be exposed sun, just, don’t let them be a couch potato all the winter. 

2. Wash your hands regularly

          Influenza virus peaks in the winter and our immune systems can decline due to poor nutrition, fitness, and sunlight during this time as well. 

          Thus, one of the best ways to avoid illness is frequent hand washing. 

          It is scientifically proven that 80% of the germs and bacteria are transmitted by our hands, and developing a habit of washing your hands could lessen the possibility of catching the flu. 

          Germs are found in most common objects and areas that we frequently touch, like doorknobs, countertops, faucet handles, and even your children's toys

          Bacteria and germs are obviously not visible to the naked eye, but they can live up to several months so they can actually spread to many different areas that you come into contact with daily. 

          According to Dr. Maritza Baez, M.D., a family physician in Buffalo, New York, we can prevent bacteria and viruses from coming into our body by washing our hands properly

          Wash your hands with soap, then lather individually your fingers, your wrist up to your elbow, and don’t forget your fingernails.

          Have a habit of washing your hands before and after eating, after using the washroom, and when you are preparing food. 

          It is also helpful to keep a pocket-sized bottle of hand sanitizer with you during the day. 

3. Drink plenty of water

          In times like winter seasons, it is most important to keep our bodies hydrated. 

          According to Dr. Isaac Eliaz, it is much better to eliminate carbonated drinks and sweetened sports drinks because it can increase the level of glucose in your body in which can subdue your immune system and make you more prone to the flu and colds. 

          If you are hitting the gym or have an extreme training regimen in the winter, it is advisable to use sugarless electrolyte tablets to add to your water if you want to give it an extra boost. 

          The best way to keep hydrated is to drink water before you are thirsty. 

4. Decrease your stress

          Another factor increasing your chances of getting sick is stress - as it drains your energy and suppresses your immune system. 

          A study led by Dr. Sheldon Cohen at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 proved that people who are under extreme stress have a higher rate of getting colds and flu

          It was found that stress decreases the effect of glucocorticoid receptors and in turn, this down-regulates the immune-inflammatory response

          It is advisable to reduce your stress in the workplace and make sure to work reasonable hours. 

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          Make some time to relax, have fun, and meditation and counseling can also help. 

5. Maintain a healthy diet

          One of the best ways of achieving a healthy body is to have a proper, well-balanced diet with vegetables, fresh fruits, and small amounts of meat

          It is also recommended to eat more mushrooms, according to Jill Nussinow, a dietitian and author of The Veggie Queen. 

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          A study in 2009 at Tufts University found that after a 10-week diet of powdered white button mushrooms, certain immune cells in mice became more active, boosting protection against colds and viruses.

6. Supplements can be helpful to your health

            Sometimes when it’s not enough to just maintain a healthy diet, we can do with a little boost. 

          Different lifestyles require different supplements, so it is best to consult an expert on which supplements you can benefit the most from. 

          Essential oils can also help to boost your immune system or just feel better in general. 

          There different kinds of essential oils that you can try, for example, some are antibacterial, while others can help you relax, reduce stressors eliminate headaches

7. Exercise regularly 

          Moderate physical exercise can make all the difference. 

          A study in the American Journal of Medicine found that women who walked for 30 mins a day had HALF the amount of colds than those who didn’t exercise. 

          Even if you don’t want to go outside or get a gym membership- there are many other ways to get your exercise - like following along with workout videos in the comfort of your own home! Lastly, ⤵️

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8. Take care of your skin 

          It becomes more important than ever to take care of your skin during the winter. 

          Exposure to harsh, cold air can dry out your skin immediately, leaving it flaking, cracked, or even inflamed and painful. 

          Your skincare routine may also need to change along with the changing of the seasons - switching to an oil-based moisturizer which will create a protective layer on the skin that helps lock in more moisture. 

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          Protect your hands by wearing gloves when you go outside, and placing a few small humidifiers around your home or workspace will also keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy. 

         * So there you go! Making your body happy and healthy in the winter isn’t that hard, all you have to do is keep some of these things in mind! 

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