Winter is the coldest and the most beautiful season of the year. It is the time of the year where people gorge on gastronomic delight, curl up in bed with their favorite book, enjoy holidaying with family and sip hot coffee and tea. But this biting and deceptive weather can take a toll on your health. You may experience running nose, cough, cold and throat pain. But there is no need to fret and whine as there are quick tips that can help you to sail triumphantly through the nippy weather.
Regular Exercise- With gloomy days and cold weather one often falls prey to the temptation of staying indoor but exercise is prerequisite during this time of the year. Regular exercise releases feel good endorphin which boosts your mood thereby keeps the winter blues at bay. You can call your friends to go for a morning or evening stroll of 30 minutes, join a gym, go for yoga or zumba dance classes. Get into the daily exercise regime to ward off the ill effects of winters.
Eat Healthy to stay in an Upbeat Mood- A lot of people end up in gaining weight in winters. Eating healthy in winters is challenging as holidays are round the corner and people tend to nibble unhealthy food. Another reason for unhealthy munching in winters is that there is less exposure to sun which leads to a drop in serotonin thereby increasing the signs of depression and irresistible food craving. It is advised to eat whole grains and high quality carbs such as sweet potatoes, yams, pumpkins. Fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants and vitamin C such as citrus fruits, cabbage, broccoli and spinach have immunity boosting power. To combat infections you should increase your intake of zinc which is found in fish, eggs, milk and cereals.
Get Adequate Sleep- With nippy and chilly winds it is quiet tempting to snuggle up under the covers and sleep. Nothing is more restorative then getting a “good” sleep every night. Sound sleep averts depression, curbs craving to eat junk, banish extra amount of stress hormone cortisol and burns calories. It is advisable to get seven to eight hours sleep. As lack of sleep makes you more vulnerable to fall sick.
Drink plenty of water- In winters people overlook the importance of staying hydrated. Getting enough water is as important in fall as it is in the summers. Dry and chilly weather can leave your skin cracked and flaky but water promotes skin circulation bringing back the sheen and plump on your skin. Adequate water consumption ensures flake free and supple skin.
Stay Healthy and Rejoice the Winter Season.