As we grumble upon the fact of facing winter blizzard, it's quite hard to imagine that this frigid low temperature could possibly bring any health benefits, but according to Ayurveda, winter is the season in which there is inherent immunity boost up.
Cold weather leads to decreased body temperature, and the body undergoes thermoregulation to adjust to the new climate. Sometimes this transition demonstrates through a number of winter season diseases; however, by following some easy precautions during the winter season with little effort you can have a supercharged healthy winter. Listed below are health tips for the winter season.
Winter is the season to boost the immune system and nurture our body. Eating nourished warm food, sleeping well, and staying active are some important aspects to keep one healthy during winter.
Healthy Diet or Food:
Eating a well-balanced diet including whole grains, lean meats, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts and seeds, herbs and spices as well as plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables is essential to the boost immune system. We can also have an optimum intake of foods rich in vitamin C, as it helps to strengthen our immune system and to keep our body healthy.
physical activity is an important aspect to keep one fit throughout the winter. The daily routine of yoga or any form of physical activity will help to keep you warm and boosts the immune system improving defense against seasonal ailments like flu and colds.
Damaged skin is one of the perils of winter. Cold weather damages skin resulting in dry, and itchy skin, chapped lips and cracked heels. Skin care in winter is a must including moisturising, applying sun protection creams, and increasing the intake of water.
Drink the 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.
A good amount of sleep helps to keep the body's immune system healthy, eliminates the stress hormone cortisol, and burns calories. Sleep is a non-negotiable factor for maintaining good health.
Maintain good hygiene, and wash hands to keep the bacteria and viruses stop the spread of germs.
Checkup Your Health Regularly:
Winter season precautions include keeping a check on health conditions by opting for a regular health checkup. 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 rise and puts more pressure on the heart. Preventive health checkup is the best way to beat winter diseases and enjoy good health even in the chilled weather.
Smoking makes individuals susceptible to respiratory infections in winter hence one should quit smoking.
Go outdoors 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.
Wear woolen clothes to keep you warm when you go out.
Now is the time to think about winter season health prevention, only if you want to avoid being sick and avoid antibiotics and other drugs, follow the above-mentioned tips to have safe and a healthy winter.
Source Indus Health Plus
BDST: 2155 HRS, Dec 20, 2022