Winters are short and harsh in India. Mornings are generally foggy, and a hot cup of tea or coffee is a welcome start to the day. Cold climate makes you a little lazier. Getting up in the morning to exercise is the hardest task of your day. As our physical activity reduces and the weather gets cold and dry, we become more susceptible to cold, cough and fever. Don’t let cold and cough stop you this winter. Follow these tips and you can continue to get more out of life despite the weather forecast.
Keep yourself warm
Keep yourself warm and covered. Cover your feet and neck completely, as these are two parts of the body that are most prone to cold. Take a short walk after lunch. Sunshine has vitamin D, which boosts your immunity. Avoid drinking cold water and have a nice hot cup of tea, coffee or milk, according to your preference.
Increase your intake of Vitamin C
Vitamins generally protect you against diseases. Vitamin C in particular will protect you against cold and cough. Citrus fruits, such as oranges, lime and amla are good sources of Vitamin C.
Sweat a bit
Performing exercise keeps your body warm, which is essential during winter. You needn’t do vigorous exercises. Climbing the stairs or doing just ten pull-ups in the morning will be enough.
Manage your stress
Stress impacts your immune system and can make you more susceptible to illness. The best way to avoid stress is to get adequate sleep.
Say Bye-Bye to dry skin
With falling temperatures, dryness can cause skin and respiratory problems. Moisturize your skin with proper moisturizer. Use a humidifier when indoors to prevent respiratory illnesses. Keep your body hydrated with adequate intake of water.
By following these simple tips you can reduce the chances of falling ill during winter. Enjoy the winter with complete health and well-being.