Staying healthy can have its challenges throughout the entire year but it brings on additional challenges especially during winter. Cold weather keeps people inside more often, they spend more time on the couch, they eat more junk food, the eat more food in general, they tell themselves they’ll start new and start fresh come January because it’s a new year. But January is still cold, holiday leftovers are still lingering around, and holiday decorations are still hung up. You see, January doesn’t bring around a magical time warp of motivation. It takes you, on a consistent basis, and that’s what we’re doing to get into right now…
Top Habits To Stay Healthy In Winter
- Two thirds of your body is made of water, so keeping hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
- Dehydration symptoms range from headaches to nausea to fatigue, but the effects of dehydration on your immune system are not always as obvious.
- Staying hydrated keeps the mucus membranes moist, which keeps the immune system functioning optimally.
- Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
- Eat whole foods
- Poor nutrition impairs the immune response.
- Fresh vegetables, fruits, and nuts are full of immune-boosting properties and antioxidants.
- Citrus fruits that are in season throughout winter are full of Vitamin C.
- Supplement with a whole-food vitamin
- Eating a whole food diet is necessary but even with that you are still missing some key nutrients for your body to function optimally, therefore, you should be supplementing with whole-food vitamins.
- Sleep 7-9 hours every night
- Sleep is your body’s time to recovery.
- It’s especially important for your brain to recover, which will also help you with number 5 below.
- Stress Less
- Long-term chronic stress actually lowers our immunity, making us more susceptible to colds, flu, depression, and anxiety.
- We all have our own ways of coping and reducing stress such as taking a bath, going to the gym, getting outdoors, or having fun with the kids.
- Do something to unwind.
- Not only are you doing your adrenal glands a favor, you’re also reducing your chances of being struck down by the latest virus.
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Have an Abundantly Healthy day!
Dr. Cori Campbell
Your Holistic Health Coach