Winter is surely the season that almost everyone awaits to get respite from the predominant tropical heat, present throughout the year. And when it arrives, it ushers in with a set of problems too, like the annoying cough & cold, sore throat, dry skin, stiff & painful joints, tendency to weight gain, etc. However, there is no need to fret over it. You can verily stay healthy, if you follow these easy tips.
1. Consume seasonal fruits & veggies
Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons as well as veggies like carrots and broccoli are available during the winters, aplenty. These seasonal edibles are divine blessings that the body needs to reboot its immune system. Vitamins and minerals present in them are invaluable for keeping us healthy during this breezy weather, helping to battle against the cold & flu of the season.
2. Exercise regularly
Shorter days and colder nights may bring laziness, making you to slouch into the cozy comfort of the blankets. Though it may be enjoyable, it is never going to help your stiff & painful joints, especially if you suffer from arthritis. On the contrary, inculcate a habit of going out in the Sun and exercising for at least 30 minutes regularly, if not daily. Doing this will also fend you from gaining unintended bodyweight.
3. Moisturise your skin
The winter chill takes away the moisture from your skin and makes it dry & flaky. This often leads to issues like chapped lips, cracked heels and itchy skin. Hence, applying moisturiser happens to be the foremost thing to do in order to combat such problems. Coconut oil, petroleum jelly and glycerin-based moisturisers are extremely effective in this. But it’s just not it. Drinking enough water is equally important to keep yourself hydrated, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
Now having known these easily doable steps, let’s follow them, keep ourselves hale & hearty and have fun, this winter.