Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, and for a talk beside the fire!
Yes! The winter has visited us all again and has brought along the falling temperatures and foggy days. The warmth of the fire or the room heater acts as a saviour to rescue one from the claws of this freezing winter season and to stay healthy, fit and safe during this time.
But is that all we need to stay healthy, fit and safe this season? No.
During winters, our body’s requirements shoot up as it asks for more warmth. Moreover, the immune system takes a hit, and many other health risks crop up during this season if proper healthcare is neglected.
Let’s get healthy, fit and safe this winter. Ojas Hospital brings to you the top 10 tips to protect yourself. Fend off winter illness and stay healthy with these tips:
Opt for garlic
It has been scientifically proven that garlic has the quality to manage cholesterol and blood pressure. It also contains some antioxidants which protect the cells against damage and kills bacteria present in the body. It also boosts up the immune system.
Tossing extra garlic in your food will give you the advantage of making your dish delicious as well as healthy. Garlic is also very healthy for the heart as it helps to save the blood against getting thick. Say ‘Yes’ to garlic and let it do the rest.
Fruit and vegetable intake
It is but natural to get tempted towards unhealthy hot snacks and food to beat the cold. But you need to hold on your cravings and instead of consuming the snacks, you should go for fruit and vegetable intake. Include five portions of fruits and veggies a day.
Winter vegetables can also be made into soups and the whole family can relish the delicious and nutritious meal.
Drink more milk
To beat the cold which is very common during winters, one should drink more milk and its by-products too. Milk and its products help to strengthen the immune system and thus protect one against the cases of flu and fever. These products are a rich source of protein, vitamin A and B12, and calcium.
Use organic coconut oil
Not only the internal system of your body requires protection, but it is your skin too that needs nourishment and protection. For that one should use organic coconut oil to shoo away the dry and flaky skin.
Neglecting skin care during winters can, in some cases, worsen the situation and create other skin problems. This oil strengthens the tissues beneath the skin.
Drink plenty of water
Water helps one stay hydrated. Your water consumption should not vary as the season changes. Never reduce the amount of water intake during winter. But it is preferable to drink warm water during winters as it helps to fight the common health problems that occur during this season.
Prepare to avoid getting sick
To avoid getting sick, you need to do a handful of things. Get the annual flu shot to stay away from flu, wash your hands regularly and properly, eat a balanced diet, and get enough sleep to avoid chronic health problems this season. If, in case, you catch a cold or a cough, stay at home to recover and to stop the spread of germs to others.
Whenever you are outdoors, never forget to cover your body by wearing many warm but thin layers of clothes in place of a few warm thick layers. Gloves, scarfs, socks, and caps are a must to fight the winter battle. One can also go for buying insulated shoes to keep the feet warm at all times.
Indulge in physical activities
There is no doubt in the fact that the winter season makes one lazy enough to keep lying on the bed the whole day, if possible, shielded by the blankets and the quilts against the chilling winter.
But mind you, that does not give you the freedom to give up the physical activities. Exercise regularly as it helps to keep the body warm even in the freezing temperatures. You can also continue playing your favourite sport if the weather conditions allow you to do so.
Winter is a season that lets one enjoy the relaxing sunlight, unlike the summer season. But then it also brings with it the need to stay protected against the cold which sometimes becomes unbearable. Winter is not partial towards any gender, age or circumstances. It tries to affect the health of all but it is up to you on how to build up walls against it and to stay behind such walls and stay healthy.
Now that you have read the blog so just spread the word among your dear ones on how to ensure their safety and good health to enjoy the eves of Christmas and New Year coming up.
At Ojas Hospital, find the expert team of health professionals who are dedicated to providing the right medical assistance to help you lead a healthy and safe life all throughout your year. Consult our doctors for the best treatments immediately for our healthcare services are effective enough to let you stay strong.
Let winter play its part. You get ready with yours. Give winter a tough fight and stay protected.