Winter is fast approaching and during the colder months, you have to tend to your health just that little bit more. During winter, your immune system has to fight harder as more bugs are going around. Not only does your body have to fight these but it also has the tricky job of remembering the bugs so it can work faster next time you get sick.
You might be worried about getting poorly during winter but if you read this article then you can prepare your body.
Focusing on your diet gives you a better chance at fighting the germs when they appear. A great diet consists of all the key food groups including carbohydrates, fats, protein, fruit, and vegetables. You should also make sure you get a good source of dairy. Ensuring you consume all the food groups then your body will be getting all the key vitamins and nutrients it needs.
If you eat a lot of unhealthy junk food then your body will struggle to absorb everything it needs. You can of course take multivitamins and supplements but it is much better to get what you need from the food source itself.
If you are struggling with eating too much or eating the wrong type of food there are pills out there to help you with this. Some recommend that Orlistat. Consult with your doctor for guidance directly related to your particular case.
Along with your diet exercise is important as well. If you keep fit then you are less likely to get poorly. If you do get poorly then you will be fit enough to overcome the illness quite quickly. There are many ways to get exercise into your day to day routine. You can do it before work in the morning, lots of individuals wake up and head out for a run or to the gym. You could also do something in your lunch break, a quick trip to the gym or the pool. There is also after work once you know you don’t have to be back for anything. It is most common to head out for exercise after work.
If you find yourself struggling to find motivation find something that isn’t seen as an exercise, swimming for example. This is a great way to get your body moving and not feel the effects of exercise. You won’t wake up sore and achy in the mornings.
Another great way to find the motivation to work out is to do it with someone or a group of people. You could find something to do with others by doing a quick internet search. There will be plenty of things to do in your local area. There might be a boxercise session or a yoga session depending on what you are into.
Finally, sleep is one of those things that you might overlook. You may not understand how it is important for you and what it can do for your body. When you sleep it gives your body a chance to heal and rejuvenate. Any damaged cells are being repaired and worked on while you are in the land of nod.
You should be aiming for around 8 hours of sleep per night. Anything below this and you open yourself up to being run down and at risk of developing illnesses and mental health conditions. There may be a simple explanation for your lack of sleep, for example, your mattress may be old and lumpy therefore leading to a lack of sleep due to tossing and turning.
There may also be a deeper-rooted cause for you not sleeping. If you spend more time staring at the ceiling or walls then you may need to seek help. Speaking to professionals can help you get to the cause of your lack of sleep, it may be that you are worried or stressed. This could be due to problems or anxieties related to work or home life. Whatever it may be, speaking to someone can help you overcome this.
During winter you may find yourself visiting your doctor more often than usual. They may have changed to online telephone consultations due to Covid-19. If you are worried about bothering your GP with your ailments, don’t be. They are very used to speaking to people every day about various things that might be bothering them.
If they feel the need to see you in person they will invite you in. However, they may be able to help you over the phone and give you any advice or mediation you might need.
We hope you found this article helpful and you take away some information that will help you tackle and get through winter.