Cold weather and short days lead to long naps and endless movie marathons. Even those who are health-conscious may find themselves sitting indoors and gradually lessening their physical activity when winter approaches. However, maintaining your health throughout the entire year is important. The following health and wellness tips will help stay in good health during the winter:
- Go for a walk even when the weather is really cold. Your body has to work overtime to get warm and you may burn up to 50% more calories than you would on the same walk in the summer.
- Replace hot chocolate with a cup of herbal tea. Tea contains antioxidants and can build your immune system. Not only is it a healthier choice, but you even benefit from drinking it.
- Winter is flu season and simply washing your hands is an effective way to prevent the spread of germs. This is also the perfect time to get your flu shot, which is the best combat method for the flu. Nova Medical Centers proudly provides vaccination services to assist in keeping you healthy.
- Stay hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day and using moisturizers to protect your skin. Cold air and indoor heaters can dry out your skin and cause skin irritation.
- Buying indoor plants is an inexpensive way of providing moisture and oxygen to a drier atmosphere caused by heating. Plus, they’ll even give your home or office more life and brighten any cold, dull day.
Bundling up and staying inside is a natural reaction when winter comes along. Ensuring that you stay active and healthy during the winter keeps you from working twice as hard to stay healthy during the spring. Simple habit changes can drastically positively impact your health.
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Written by Nayda Sanchez