How to Stay Healthy During Winters


Staying healthy during winters in a busy world is not the easiest thing to do, yet taking care of yourself is extremely important. Becoming ill can be a big hindrance in giving full attention to your responsibilities. Especially winters are the time that never goes unnoticed health wise.

On average people catch cold one to four times a year, and almost one quarter of them catch flu. Although we are surrounded by viruses and bacteria all year long, yet this is the time when our immune system is most compromised. Therefore, this is the time to take most precautions.

Enlisted are a few tips guaranteed to reduce your risk of exposure to a higher level of infectious agents.

1. Get enough sleep. Sleep disorders or lack of sleep can dramatically weakens your immune system.

2. Good diet is the best immunization. Preservatives, artificial flavors and packages foods fail to give body the required nutrients to fight cold weather. Salads, fruits, vegetables and freshly prepared organic foods are most suitable to feel vibrant and frisky. Try adding citrus fruits like oranges and lemons to your diet intake. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C, a key element in boosting your immune system.

3. Multivitamins can play a vital role in keeping you healthy. Have a pill daily to feel fresh and energetic. A body with balanced vitamins and minerals also recuperated quickly.

4. Do not forget to wash your hands with soap before meals and after using the bathroom. Make it a habit for everyone at home.

5. Exercise. I know how hard it is to get off your couch near the fireplace and convince yourself to jog, but exercise moderately at least thrice or four times a week. It helps generate endorphins. Endorphins strengthen the immune system by increasing production of white blood cells.

6. Avoid coughers and sneezers. Germs are mostly transmitted when the infected person touches his or her eyes, mouth or nose, and then shakes hand with you. Occasionally you'll touch your own nose, or mouth and the infection will be transmitted.

7. Humidify your house. Dry air can be very irritating for the respiratory passage. To do so a humidifier can be used.

8. Last but not least, get a flu shot if necessary after consulting your doctor.

On top of everything keep yourself warm. Wear warm clothing and cover your head and ears when going out.

Good luck and a happy winter.