5 Great Ways to Winter Wellness
This might be the most wonderful time of the year, but that cold and blustery winter weather can really wear us down. With all the activities and more susceptibility to germs, you don’t want to wind up sick in bed. Thankfully, there are ways you can prevent getting sick if you just get proactive.
These 5 tips will help you keep well this winter so you can enjoy the best of the season!
Take a timeout
The holiday season always means parties and festivities. There’s no end to parades in the snow, school performances, and all kinds of fun events. You may even find your schedule is a bit too full. Pick and choose what’s most important and most enjoyable. You don’t need to hit every party out there. Letting yourself get worn out from all the excitement can lead to stress which can contribute to the decline of your wellness.
Keep it clean
When you’re out there socializing, take a moment to remember that most people with the cold and flu germs you want to avoid won’t be coughing and sneezing everywhere. It takes 72 hours for germs to fester into a full-blown illness and these folks could pass it along to you with a simple handshake. To keep from getting infected, always keep your hands clean and wash them before you eat. Also, avoid touching your nose, mouth, or eyes immediately after shaking hands or touching things like door knobs.
Watch your indulgences
Be sure to enjoy the treats of the holidays, but do so mindfully. All those sugary sweets aren’t good for you, so pick and choose appropriately. If you wind up with too many, regift them or freeze them to enjoy at another time during the year.
Even something as simple as walking 30 minutes a day can help keep your immunity and overall health strong. If the cold is just too much, try doing something indoors where you feel warm and comfortable instead.
Remember to drink enough water
With the drier winter weather and the indoor heating, it’s just as easy to wind up dehydrated now as it is in the summer. Your entire body will thank you for keeping up with your hydration. Your skin will show signs of dehydration first, and if you want to keep looking healthy and youthful, you’d better get that daily intake of water in each day. Also, if you’re enjoying cocktails at a party, hydration really matters. Have a glass of water after each alcoholic beverage to ensure you’re giving your body what it really needs.
Take care of yourself this winter by using these simple tips to stay healthy and well for a great start to the upcoming New Year!