Winter is all about curling up in your warm blanket, relishing a cup of coffee, sunny afternoon picnics and so much more! All this becomes more fun if you’re at the top of your health! So, here are a few simple winter self-care tips that will keep you in good form this winter so that you can make the most of this season.
1. Wear warm clothes
Is it very cold outside? Get your woollens out to keep yourself warm. Woollen and flannel based clothes can keep you warm and prevent you from catching cold. If you are travelling, then carry an extra jacket/shrug/cardigan and a woollen cap with you so that you can slip into them if the temperature drops.
2. Start the day with this brew
What should be the first thing you should do on winter mornings? Make yourself a cup of cinnamon and honey tea. Simply boil some water and let a cinnamon stick soak in it. Then pour the fluid into a glass (use a strainer). Take a spoonful of organic honey and mix it into the liquid.
It has these health benefits-
- Boosts immunity so that you don’t catch a cold.
- Keeps your heart healthy.
- Keeps your blood sugar and pressure steady.
- Provides you with energy throughout the day.
3. Draw yourself a warm bath
Does the thought of taking a shower on a cold winter morning seem unpleasant? Actually, a warm bath is a good way to stay in good shape this winter.
Warm showers in winter will instantly make your immunity stronger. Your body will be able to fight off germs and viruses that cause sore throat and cough.
A warm bath will also strengthen your heart. The steam rising from warm water clears your airways and lungs. This relieves the symptoms of respiratory problems such as a common cold.
4. Exercise daily
Exercise more this winter to build stronger muscles and keep your body warm. When you work out in winters, your body burns more calories than usual to generate heat and make the body warm. This means you can lose fat and any excess weight in a short time.
Not just that, exercising daily in winter also improves blood circulation and strengthens your immune system. This way you can say goodbye to winter sicknesses like the flu or the cold.
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5. Moisturize your skin
This advice applies to both men and women – because grooming oneself in winter is supremely important! Winter is a very dry season. So naturally, the cold air draws out the moisture from your skin. That is why your skin feels flaky and itchy in winters. If you do not moisturize and hydrate
your skin, soon your skin may split and start bleeding (like chapped lips). This may also lead to an infection.
How can you prevent this? Simply invest in a good moisturizer. You can purchase a bottle of coconut/sesame/olive oil or you could opt for moisturizing body lotions- whichever suits the needs of your skin.
Do not forget to moisturize your scalp with hair oil/conditioner/serum to prevent flaking and dandruff.
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6. Drink plenty of water
We don’t feel very thirsty in winters and often forget to drink water. But this is not wise, because, without water, your airways and sinuses become vulnerable to infections like cough and cold. Always stay hydrated and drink plenty of water! Put a reminder on your phone if you tend to forget!
7. Eat smart
Do you eat processed food? If yes, then you need to control this urge during winters. Since chances of falling sick increase in winters, unhealthy eating can weaken your immune system and make you feel low. So eat healthily, consume winter-specific vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, carrots and beetroot to keep yourself hale and hearty!
Stay healthy with these winter self-care tips so that you can always enjoy that winter breeze, a hot cuppa and make the most of this beautiful season!.
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