Wintertime is magical. With the snow falling, the holidays, and everything in between, oftentimes we forget to take care of ourselves and we’re too busy buying gifts, inviting people over, or in corona times, staying away from everything.
Seasonal depression is one of the biggest concerns in the wintertime, mental health-wise, and people are less likely to work out, eat healthily & simply do everything you need to do to be okay.
Stay Healthy Physically
When we think of staying healthy, the first thing that comes to mind is our physical health, our diet, and exercise routine. It’s not easy to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly when everyone’s eating turkey, pumpkin pie, etc. however, it has never been more important to do that.
Up to 20% of Americans will get the flu on average each year and winter is the time you’re most likely to get the flu or a cold. The viruses that cause the flu and many more health issues are most active during the winter. People also stay more in enclosed spaces which increases the risk of infection
With all these health hazards, it is crucial that we do everything we can to increase our immunity and protect ourselves. Here are some things you can do to stay healthy physically this winter.
Eat healthily and exercise
Good, healthy & quality food is a must to stay healthy during the wintertime. Your immune system is directly affected by the food you eat and your physical activity. Follow a diet rich in vegetables and exercise regularly. If you need help on your health journey check out the Fitonomy App.
Viruses and bacterias are more likely to spread in crowded environments. When we talk and touch things we are constantly we spread our bacteria onto the objects and people around us and thus infections spread. With Covid around, it is more important than ever to avoid contact with people especially crowds.
Boost Your Immunity
This one is not as simple as it sounds but it is crucial. Our immune system is subject to many things, starting from our diet and moving to exercise vitamins and supplements. A blend of Vitamins, especially vitamin C, B, D are the best immunity boosters. If you’re not getting your vitamins from your food consider taking Vitamin Supplements. The Fitonomy Multivitamin has 27 Vitamins and Minerals to help boost your immune system
Stay Healthy Mentally
Weather and the seasons affect our mental health, as much as our physical one. Seasonal affective disorders are a form of depression people experience during the changing seasons, especially winter. Although mental health issues are a more sensitive subject, it has been proven that some activities can improve the symptoms one might experience.
A few things that have proven to improve general mental well being during winter are:
- Making the most of natural light
- Avoid stress
- Connect with people
- Exercise & healthy diet
If you’re struggling with any health issues this winter, physical or mental, seek professional health from a doctor.
Stay Safe & Healthy!