As soon as the colder temperatures start to kick in, you can start to hear the sniffles and coughs and colds that are around so often at this time of year. Getting sick isn’t fun at any time, but it can be a real downer around the holidays. So if you want to give your immune system a boost this winter, as well as look at other ways to stay safe and well in winter, then here are some tips and tricks to keep you healthy and safe over the holidays.
Boost Your Diet
It is the season to be jolly and to eat plenty of food and drink, but they aren’t going to be always be the best for you. When your diet is lacking in the right vitamins and minerals, it can get you down. So be sure to boost your diet with foods full of vitamins, especially vitamin C, as they will help to keep your immune system strong.
Whether you enjoy going for a run or doing a yoga class at the gym, it is important to stay active over winter. Even if it just means going out for a walk one evening, rather than sitting on the couch all night. It makes your body stronger, as well as helping to reduce your stress levels. Not to mention the happy hormones that give you a boost when you do move and exercise. All in all, it will help your immune system to fight off colds, as well as keep your physically stronger to keep warm and avoid trips and falls on ice.
In icy and snowing conditions being out on the road can be dangerous. So you need to make sure that you are well equipped for the season. Having to slam on your breaks because of snow or ice can do lots of damage to your car, as well as to your body. No one wants a back or neck injury or even have to deal with whiplash over the holidays. It is a good idea to check out some personal injury law facts if you do end up in a collision, though. If the other driver was at fault then you could be entitled to something.
Some people really do have trouble when it comes to sleeping. But those people are likely to get more sick, which, you guessed it, is going to affect their sleep even more. Getting enough sleep can help your immune system and it also gives your body time to rest and heal, which is what it needs. Creating a bedtime routine for yourself, like a hot drink or warm bath can work wonders. So if your sleep is lacking a little at the moment, then now is a good time to take time for yourself and put it as a priority. It can help your overall health a lot.
What have you found that works for you at this time of year? Would love to hear what you think.