Posted on Nov 10, 2022, 2 p.m.
In a season where the snow is coming down and the temperatures are dropping, it's essential to take care of yourself. The winter season can tax your body, especially if you're not used to it. If you don't take care of yourself appropriately, you could become sick and rather miserable. However, there are some simple things that you can do to prevent this from happening! So what are these magical ways?
Get out and get some sun.
Vitamin D is a hormone obtained from one’s diet, direct sunlight, or supplementation that helps with your immune system and can help you fight off colds and the flu. It can also help you avoid depression and make it easier to sleep. Your best bet to get this very important vitamin is to head outside and soak up some sunlight.
One study found that people who got plenty of natural light during the day were less likely to develop seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which causes lethargy and weight gain during winter months when there isn't enough sunlight for our bodies to produce vitamin D.
Eat warm foods
During the winter, it can help to eat warm foods. Eating cold foods could make you feel a little sluggish and tired—especially during the colder months when your body works hard to maintain its temperature. Hot soups, stews, and teas can help boost your energy levels while also keeping you warm when it's cold outside.
Eating warm foods during this time of year might also help you to better fight off any common illnesses that come with exposure to cold temperatures outside, which could be boosted by adding some healthful herbs to your food and warm soups. This can help to provide nutrients and help boost your immune system so that you might not get sick as quickly as others who aren't consuming enough of these nutrients in their diet.
Pay attention to your body.
One of the most important things you can do for yourself this winter season is to pay attention to your body. If you feel tired, take a nap. If you’re hungry, eat something healthy. If you’re cold, put on a sweater. If it’s hot out, take off your sweater. Exercise is also important, even in the colder months, you could add some running and meditation to your schedule. Just be sure to keep yourself warm and healthy.
This all sounds like common sense, but how often have we ignored these signals? We get so wrapped up in being productive that we ignore the signs our bodies are trying to tell us and push through until we get sick or pass out on our desks.
Take warm bath
The most important thing to do when you are not feeling well is to take care of yourself. This can be challenging, but the following tips can help you get through this winter season.
Take warm baths: A warm bath can work wonders for your body and soul. Getting into hot water to soak can help to relax your muscles, which helps reduce stress and tension in the body.
Use a warm compress on your head: If you have trouble sleeping due to cold symptoms, try putting a warm towel over your eyes and forehead before going to bed at night. This could help to bring down any swelling that might be causing sinus problems or headaches, helping you fall asleep more quickly than usual!
Wear warm clothes, especially on your feet and hands
In addition to wearing warm clothes, you should also ensure you've dressed appropriately for the weather. If it's cold outside, don't wear a light jacket; if it's hot out, don't wear long sleeves and jeans. Also, ensure your feet are protected from the elements.
Warm socks and shoes will help prevent frostbite in your extremities. Though not as effective at insulating body heat as other protection methods (like coats or pajamas), they are still an effective way of keeping your feet warm in winter.
You should also consider wearing insoles in your shoes—they can help maintain warmth throughout the day while improving circulation through increased blood flow in your feet. This will keep them from getting too cold at night when they're not being used actively by walking around town or going through airport security lines all day long!
You may want to consider kratom
Kratom is a natural herb that has been used in Asia for centuries. Anecdotal observations claim that it might help you to stay healthy during this winter season and it might also potentially help with anxiety and depression.
Kratom has the potential to be helpful for your immune system because it increases your body’s ability to fight off diseases, as a study found that kratom might help some with pain management and relieving stress with its proinflammatory inhibitor abilities and vascular permeability enhancement properties, making it an excellent addition to your daily routine if you feel stressed or anxious during winter. However, other studies have found it to be less than suggested.
The best way to use kratom is by taking capsules or drinking tea made from ground leaves. So if you are planning to use kratom this winter, you might want to consider buying kratom in bulk now to have enough available throughout the year.
Keep in mind that kratom is still illegal in many places and it is not without risks and side effects, if it is legal in your area it is important that you always buy high-quality products from a trusted and reputable vendor. Do some research and ask questions before making a purchase to ensure that you understand all of the possible risks and benefits and that you are taking the right supplement to support your needs.
These tips, as well as those above, might assist you with remaining sound this winter season
- Take your vitamins. This is a great way to decrease your likelihood of getting sick, especially if there are children in the house who tend to get more colds than adults. While it is best to get all your vitamins and minerals from natural whole food sources sometimes for whatever reason we don’t, the vitamin C obtained from supplements could help boost the immune system and keep things running smoothly throughout the year!
- Wear comfortable clothes while working out. This is important because when you're outside, it's easy to catch a chill due to how cold it may become during these months (despite what people say). If you're exercising outdoors and wearing thick clothing items like sweaters or jackets that don't breathe well enough, then they won't allow air through them, which could lead straight into sickness if not properly taken care of beforehand, and we all know how important hygiene is when it comes down onto our overall health.'
We’ve all heard about how cold weather can be bad for our physical and mental health, but there are many things we can do to combat the effects of the winter season. Keep these tips in mind so that when winter arrives next year (or even this month!), you’ll know some of the steps that need to be taken to ensure everyone is prepared! Additionally, as you plan your next winter getaway, consider how long it will take you to get there and what kind of accommodations you prefer when deciding where to go. If you can’t afford a night away from work or school, perhaps an afternoon trip is more feasible.
This article was written for WHN by Alexandra Doherty, who is an avid blogger and health advocate.
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