Excellent Ways To Enjoy Winter Health
Winter can be tough. A combination of coughs, colds, flu and the winter vomiting bug can mean you spend weeks at a time either ill in bed, or struggling through life never quite feeling your best. As soon as your immune system is low from fighting something off, another bug sees its opportunity to attack. This can easily go on for months. Then, there are all the other winter ailments. Many people suffer from seasonal depression, often brought on by the dark afternoons and cold, wet days. Your skin suffers, becoming sore and chapped.
Your limbs and joints can start to ache, and creak and even your hair can become dull and lifeless. It can feel like your body is waging a constant war against the cold winter days. Losing, more often than not. But, there are some ways to give it a helping hand. Let’s take a look at some of the best.
You may be amazed at how much difference eating healthily can make to how you look and feel. Try to avoid greasy and fatty foods as much as possible, as they can leave you feeling sluggish and tired and in the long-term lead to obesity, heart disease, and other conditions. Instead, fill up on healthy foods such as fruit, vegetables and brown rice, pasta and bread. Concentrate on citrus fruits and green vegetables which can boost your immunity.
Drink Lots of Water
Water is a natural way of detoxing your body and flushing out any toxins. Drinking eight glasses a day can help keep you hydrated and alert, boost your skin tone and improve your bodies functions.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep is another natural way to boost your body. Getting enough sleep gives your body a chance to recover and is especially important if you are struggling with any bugs or illnesses.
Get a Check Up
It’s a good idea to get an annual check-up with your GP before the cold weather really hits. This will make sure you are in top winter health and pick up on any underlying conditions. Your Doctor will also be able to offer advice on ways to keep yourself healthy and offer you a flu shot.
Visit the Dentist
One area of our bodies that many of us are guilty of neglecting is our teeth and our mouths. In winter health, it’s very common to find that your teeth hurt when you are out in the cold. In some cases, a few simple diet and lifestyle changes may reduce this sensitivity. But, it’s a good idea to visit Family 1st Dental for a check-up in case of any gum disease or damaged teeth.
Wrapping up warm and turning your heating on at home can help you to feel more positive about winter time, keep your skin healthy and prevent infections and viruses from spreading.
Looking after your winter health time is essential if you want to continue to look and feel great. A few simple changes, as well as fitting in exercise when you can, and you might find you manage to stay healthy all year around.