The winter months are a great time to stay healthy and strong. In fact, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than half of all Americans get sick during the cold season because they’re not prepared for it.
But don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can prepare yourself for this cold weather, so you don’t have to succumb to its negative effects on your health. Here are some simple tips that will help keep you on track:
How To Keep Your Body Healthy And Strong
Exchange cold weather cravings for citrus fruits.
Citrus fruits are a great source of vitamin C, which helps the body fight off colds and flu by boosting your immune system. They also contain other nutrients like fiber and potassium, which help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
So next time you’re craving something salty or sweet—like potato chips or cookies—try switching to citrus instead!
Layer up with warmer clothes.
To stay warm, layer up with warmer clothes. If you’re going to be outside for any length of time, wear a scarf or hat and coat. The best way to avoid cold hands is by wearing gloves—they’ll also help prevent frostbite if you’re outside in the snow all day long!
If you don’t have time for an entire outfit (or if it’s just too cold), consider investing in some socks that are specifically designed to keep your feet warm while still being breathable enough so they don’t feel like they’re melting off inside your shoes.
Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to stay healthy and strong this winter. Water helps keep your body warm, so it’s important to drink plenty of it. It also hydrates your skin, which means less flaking and dryness! You’ll also flush out toxins that may be circulating in your bloodstream, keeping them from building up inside or outside of you.
Drinking water helps digestion too—it helps break down food for easier absorption into the body’s cells (which means fewer digestive issues).
When you’re running low on energy during cold weather months like these ones are here in New York City (and most places), drinking lots of fluids can help keep you going throughout long days at work or school without feeling drained after lunchtime rolls around again later on today!
Take a probiotic supplement.
Take a probiotic supplement. Probiotics can help prevent colds and also improve your immune system, so it’s important to maintain healthy intestinal flora by regularly taking a probiotic supplement.
The best way to do this is by taking a liquid supplement that contains live bacteria—for example, Bio-Kult or Align—and then drinking the liquid throughout the day until you feel better.
Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and keep yourself feeling better overall!
Stay active indoors with at-home exercises.
You don’t have to go outside to stay healthy and strong. You can do many of the same exercises in your home, or even on a treadmill. Here are some examples:
- Step aerobics classes
- Yoga classes (you can find free online yoga videos)
- Dance classes
Get your flu shot early and often!
The flu shot is not 100% effective. However, it is still the best way to protect yourself against the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends yearly vaccination between October and March of each year for people over 6 months old who are not pregnant or immunocompromised.
The most common strains of the viruses that cause influenza are H1N1pdm09; A(H3), B(H7), C(H9), D(H10), and E.
Don’t let the cold weather get you down.
If you’re looking to stay healthy and strong throughout the winter months, there are a few things that you can do. First, make sure that your body is well-fed. This means eating enough protein and carbohydrates so that your muscles don’t get weak or lose their power when it gets cold outside.
Second, find ways to stay active outside in the cold weather. You might not want to go out running with bare feet—but there are other ways of staying active!
There are plenty of activities around town: snowshoeing, ice skating, and cross-country skiing (all good options) just scratch the surface when it comes down to staying active during these months when temperatures drop below zero degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius).
Thirdly: hydrate yourself properly by drinking plenty of water each day; this will help keep all parts of your body working optimally without any side effects like cramping up or feeling tired after long periods spent indoors from inside heaters or air conditioning systems.”
We hope these tips help you stay healthy during this winter season, and that they inspire you to get your flu shot early and often! As always, please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help. We’re here for you!