Winter is the coldest season of the year, when you need to take proper care of your health
- PROPER SLEEP :
As the days are shorter and the nights longer in winter, we tend to sleep more than usual.
- WATER :
Drink required amount of water every day and stay hydrated. Water helps to clean our system and remove toxins, carry nutrients to the body cells and help balance body fluid.
- CHECKUP YOUR HEALTH REGULARLY :
Winter season precautions include keeping a check on health conditions by opting for a regular health check-up. As cold weather triggers health problems like asthma, flu, sore throat, painful joints, and increased risk of heart attacks as low temperature makes blood pressure to rise and puts more pressure on heart.
- EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES :
The preferred diet for winter is low-fat and low-carbohydrate food. It should be five portions of fruits and vegetables. Those who have a craving for sweets can have dates and raisins. Boiled carrots, parsnips and turnips can be had as a soup. This helps to keep your body properly hydrated and avoid chapping.
- CONTROLLING STRESS :
The more the stress, the more will be your susceptibility to cold, cough and fever. By spending constructive time at work, meeting friends and guests, having a hobby (painting, music, reading, swimming and others), and going on long trips may ease the stress. All this help you to emotionally recuperate and restore your emotional balance.
- EXERCISE AND FITNESS :
Regular exercise not only helps you to stay fit, but also boosts your physical endurance and immunity. Importantly, a daily exercise regime helps middle aged men and women to control weight, relieve stress and make the immune system stronger. It burns your excess calories, makes you hungry and revitalizes your body’s metabolism.
- AVOID SUGARY FOODS :
Sugary foods include cookies, cakes and sweets, rice, high fat yoghurt, white bread, white pasta, rice and fruit juices. Consumption of sugary foods needs to be reduced to protect and strengthen the immune system.
- VITAMIN D :
Go outdoor and soak in the warm sun, our body requires vitamin D – which is essential for maintaining health and immunity, Vitamin D is also required to regulate the mood.
- CLOTHING :
Wear woollen clothes to keep you warm when you go out.
- WHAT MEDICINES ARE USED DURING THE WINTER?
*Above all medicines can take as directed by the physician.