Winter is the time of year that many people dread. There is less sunshine, and the cold temperatures can get overwhelming especially for people in colder conditions. Not only that – but being indoors so much can expose people to more sickness giving them a better chance of getting ill. However, it’s possible to keep your body healthy during the winter, and here are the simplest ways to do it.
It might be cold, and you’d rather spend time in front of a fire, but it’s okay to go outdoors. Dress warmly, but the fresh air and bit of sunshine can work wonders for your physical and mental health. Some people enjoy winter sports and winter hiking, while others would prefer to cozy up by a fire. Getting outside will help you stay healthy over the winter. If the cold is too much for you, plan to only go outside during the warmest parts of the day. This is also usually to sunniest, so you get a win-win.
Avoid Spending Time With Sick People
Unless you are the caregiver, it’s best to avoid spending your time with someone who is actively sick. You can send your love from afar, drop off supplies if they need it, cook them a batch of soup and drop it at the door, and check-in with them to make sure they are doing okay, but spending a lot of time with them just for fun can put you at risk of getting sick. So, unless you are the caregiver, steer clear of these direct interactions.
Use Quality Supplements
Winter can be hard on your body. Quality supplements help you stay healthy especially when there is not a lot of sunshine. Vitamin D, vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin A are all helpful supplements for your overall health and protecting you from illness. You can add in some N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) for lung health and detoxification as well.
Eat Nourishing Foods
Your body needs nutrients. They fuel every system in your body. Your immune system, circulatory system, and your nervous system all function best when you give your body the fuel it needs. Nourishing foods are like that. They give you energy, and they fill your cells with good things so you can stay healthy during the winter and be focused and fueled at all times.
Watch Your Sugar Intake
The holiday season is the worst when it comes to eating healthy. There are delightful treats everywhere. This smorgasbord of holiday cheer can make it difficult to eat healthy foods. However, it’s still possible to have a good balance. Choose treats on occasion but watch how often you consume them. Sugary treats taste amazing, but when you consume them, it knocks your immune system down temporarily. This can put you at risk of picking up sickness over the winter.
Look For Discounts
Did you know you can get discounts on health-related products? Some companies offer big savings on their supplement lines, and you can even get a discount card for prescriptions. When you do get sick, these discounts will help you get care quicker because you’ll know you can afford it. Additionally, items like nebulizers, neti pots, and even the Navage system are all excellent products to keep on hand. Keeping your nasal passages clean can help you stay healthy. You can often find discounts on these products online.
Did you know that exercise can give your immune system a leg up? By stretching and exercising a little each day, even in the cold, dark, winter months, you can improve how well your immune system functions. Stay active by doing daily workouts, taking a walk indoors, or walking outside on warmer days. A gym membership is a worthwhile investment to help you stay active when it’s too cold and dreary to be outside.
If you’ve ever wondered about those people who never get sick even in the winter, it’s likely that they follow at least some of these tips. By getting outside when possible, eating healthy foods, and staying active, you can give your health a boost even when the darker days are wearing you down. You can also add in some supplements and look for discounts on products to help you get better faster when you do catch the latest cold that’s running around.