Winters are usually that time of the year, when all we want to do is lie in our blanket and have non-stop cups of coffee and snacks. No wonder it is usually seen that a lot of people put on weight during winters. Winter is also the time when many of us are down with cold, cough and flu. But to be frank, it’s not the winter season rather it is our habits which makes winters a dreaded period of the year.
Here are some ways in which one can stay healthy in winters. Follow them and enjoy the most amazing season of the year.
Yes… get out of that warm blanket of yours. Hit the road, go to gym, do yoga or just dance for an hour – but you need to get out of your bed. Generally people do not exercise in winters, and this is one of the biggest mistakes to do. Even brisk walking for 30 minutes every day helps your body. So wake up and enjoy the warmth of the winter sun.
Winters gives us an excuse to stay away from our bathing rituals. What many do not understand is that our body perspires in all the seasons, and thus it is essential that we bath regularly and remove all the toxins and dead cells from our skin. Pay attention to proper scrubbing of your body. The market is full of a wide variety of scrubs; choose a mild variety which can be used every alternate day. Also regular washing of hands is one of the best ways to avoid falling sick.
Pay attention to your diet
Only because it is winters, you do not have to increase the intake of caffeine. Restrict your consumption of tea/ coffee – rather opt for green tea and hot soups. Also include foods rich in vitamin C in your diet. This will surely boost your immune system and thereby keep you away from common cold, flu and cough. Include green vegetables, lean meats, fish, legumes, low-fat dairy, wholegrain, fruits and nuts in your diet. In winters your skin tends to lose its moisture, so it is very important to stay hydrated. Thus do not cut down your intake of liquids.
Get proper sleep
A sound sleep of 8 hours (for adults) is one of the most critical things to keep one healthy. Proper sleep improves your immune system and keeps cold & cough at bay. Avoid or reduce the intake of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine as these things hinder your sleep pattern. Regular exercises and relaxation techniques will surely help in improving the quality of your sleep.
This is the best way to stay healthy in every season. Engage yourself in activities which make you happy. Meet and socialize with people who make you a better person. Stay away from negativity. It is usually seen that negative thought process affects our immune system. So boost your immune system with the right thoughts, right people and right surroundings. Even a simple get-together with family and friends goes a long way in staying you happy.
So this winter see to it that you are not only healthy but also happy. DiscountMantra wishes you a healthy and fun-filled winter. Enjoy!