How to Stay Healthy as the Weather Gets Colder
Cold Weather Health Tips
The summer is long-gone, autumn is truly here, and soon winter will be on the way. When you think of winter, you might immediately think of holiday feasts, staying indoors curled up under a blanket, and getting sick. You might not think of health. However, it’s possible to stay healthy as the weather gets colder. Here are some tips.
Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands is always important throughout the year to reduce the spread of germs, but it’s especially important during the winter months. That’s because the cold weather makes it easier for germs to spread. By washing regularly with soap, you help prevent the spread of germs and reduce your chances of getting sick.
It’s easier to remember to stay hydrated during the summer when it’s hot. But hydration isn’t any less important in the winter. In fact, staying properly hydrated can help strengthen your immune system and reduce your chances of getting sick.
If you find it difficult to drink cold liquids during cold weather, why not try warm drinks instead? Tea, warm water, or broth can be great ways to stay hydrated while also keeping cozy.
Eat Nutritious Foods
There’s no shortage of healthy, nutritious foods to eat during the fall and winter months. What is in season will depend on where you live, but you’ll be certain to find good choices no matter where you are.
Root vegetables (such as beets, carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips) are popular at this time of year and with good reason. They contain a lot of nutrients, keep you full, and are wonderful staples to eat regularly at this time of year.
Oatmeal and soup are both great options as well. They’ll warm you up and provide essential nutrients. For instance, oatmeal is high in zinc and soluble fibre while soups can be made with a wide variety of vegetables to truly pack in the nutrients.
If you’re hoping to stay healthy as the weather gets colder, a good place to start would be by looking at your plate.
Just because it’s cold, it doesn’t mean you need to stay huddled under a blanket until spring. There are so many great activities to do in the fall and winter. It’s the perfect time to try something new. Working with a personal trainer can help. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation.