Winter Health Care

by Garreth Myers

There are several people, who look forward to the winter months eagerly because of the fun winter activities that they cannot engage in, during the rest of the year. Unfortunately, there are probably just as many people who dread the approach of winter because they consider this season to be filled with illnesses and ailments such as colds, coughs, fever, itchy skin and frost bite. Studies indicate that almost everyone suffers from a bout of cough and cold at least once during the winter season. Moreover, with snow and ice all around, it is quite common for people to sustain injuries too. To add to it all, most of us tend to eat more and exercise less, during the winter season, which again, can lead to health problems, especially in those who suffer from preexisting medical conditions.

Fortunately, winter need not be an unpleasant time for all of us. It is quite possible to make winter a wonderful time, filled with fun and joy, just by following certain tips of winter health care. Given below are some of the most common winter health care tips that are recommended by several health experts:

Drink a lot of water

Most people have the tendency to reach out for hot chocolate, coffee, tea or other such beverages, in an attempt to keep warm. In addition to all other beverages, it is important to drink at least 8 glasses of water in the day, which will flush out the toxins from your body and will reduce the possibility of an illness. This will also keep your body hydrated and will moisturize your skin naturally.

Keep your skin moisturized

Apply a good moisturizer on your skin, at least three or four times each day. Skin care products with harsh chemicals should be strictly avoided. Instead, it is best to use economical products like petroleum jelly or mineral oil on the skin. For best results they should be applied on the skin, immediately after a bath, when the skin is still damp.

Try out some winter sports

Exercising builds up immunity and protects the body from illnesses. Winter sports like ice skating or skiing are great forms of exercise and help keep the body fit, when it becomes difficult to for a walk or jog. Exercising will also help you feel warm during the winter.

Eat Healthy

There is nothing like reaching out for comfort foods like hot chocolate with cookies when you are cold. However, there are certain foods that are very healthy, but will keep you nice and warm during the winter. This includes oatmeal, warm skim milk, clear chicken soup, and so on.

Dress Appropriately

People of all ages should dress suitably in the winter months, to avoid falling ill or getting frostbitten. Winter clothes generally include warm woolen jackets, overcoats, socks, gloves, shoes, mittens, cardigans and hats.

The winter health care tips mentioned above are relatively safe for almost all people, but it is advisable to check with a doctor before trying out some of them. Moreover, these winter health care tips can reduce the possibility of falling ill during the winter season, but it does guarantee good health.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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