Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter
Published On Nov 08, 2020 5:30 AM By Sakshi Aggarwal
Winter is the time when people are more susceptible to fall ill. The body also compensates for this and increases immunity during the winter season. The issue with this season is that your falling ill will affect the entire family and put their health in jeopardy as well because the winter season favours the transmission of pathogens. Staying on the safer side is advised, by following these simple tips to keep yourself and your family safe this winter.
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7 Tips to Keep the Family Healthy During the Winters
Keeping your family healthy this winter goes way more than bundling up and staying indoors as much as possible. It also means following specific tips that are quintessential.
- Get Regular Exercise: You need to keep pumping those weights or working out or workout on your exercise bike or treadmill during these cold, cold winter months because exercise maintains a body efficiently. Namely, it strengthens your immune system and makes it less likely for you to get the flu, a cough, a cold, or COVID-19
- Be Sure to See the Doctor at Regular Intervals: Yes, doctor’s advice during winters is paramount. Their vast experience and knowledge of medicine and healing science make them best able to detect any (undetectable) ailments you may be developing. Of course, they can always prescribe drugs or formulate a treatment plan to help you get better if you get sick this winter, but prevention is better than cure. You have no excuse for not seeing your doctor if your health insurance policy covers these types of visits. Seeing the doctor could very well save your life.
- Eat More Foods with Whole Grains, Fruits, and Vegetables: Try to avoid eating processed foods as much as possible. These food products contain enough amounts of simple carbohydrates which do nothing but poison your body. You will have cravings for these types of foods, but it’s essential to eat healthy and well-balanced meals. It would help if you also snacked on nutritious foods throughout the day. Good examples are apples, fish, nuts, etc. These will curb your cravings and motivate you to eat healthier foods.
- Drink Herbal Tea: Many people refer to them as ‘natural teas’ because of all of their nutrients and unprocessed nature. Green tea especially is loaded with antioxidants and other vital vitamins and minerals. These will repair cells, help with new muscle growth, make existing muscles healthier, encourage the development of new and healthy cells, and keep you healthy and fit in general.
- Drink More Milk: While this may seem like a strange way to keep your family healthy this winter, it’s a strategic move. Milk is full of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps with cell generation and regeneration. It also improves your overall health. The ideal source of Vitamin D is the sun. However, the sun is almost nonexistent in many places during the winter. Therefore, eating and drinking foods and beverages that are rich in this crucial vitamin is necessary.
- Get Enough Vitamin C: This particular vitamin is very essential in immunity and during winters this is specifically needed to be consumed. Citrus fruits are a very rich source of vitamin C and they need to be consumed during winters.
- Maintain Social Distancing if Fallen Ill: If you have contracted something, it is best to remain away from the physical touch of family, especially kids and the elderly. Winters favour the transmission of pathogens and these two age groups lack a good immunity.
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If you follow the habits mentioned above, you are much less likely to get sick this winter. You’ll also be prepping your body to enjoy the bright, warm, and pleasant spring that’s literally just around the corner to the fullest.
Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.