The winter season not only brings about the holidays, but it also brings stress, often bone-chilling weather, and allows for the thriving of colds and flu. Aside from maintaining healthy hygiene and a handwashing routine to keep bugs at bay, you can do more to help keep your immune system in tip-top shape!
Here are 5 Quick Natural Winter Health Tips you can start today to keep you and your family healthy all season long:
Get Your Vitamin D: Vitamin D is a natural product that our skin naturally produces from exposure to sunlight. It keeps our bones healthy and strong but also is a significant factor in keeping our immune system strong. If you aren’t getting enough time in the sun, add plenty of vitamin D-rich foods such as dairy products, fish, and egg yolks.
Keep Active: Being physically active keeps you in great shape, provides a healthy immune system, and helps keep your mood elevated. Winter blues can be a drag, so working out frustrations will help maintain a healthy perspective and reduce unnecessary stress.
Add Immune Boosters: Immune-boosting supplements can help boost your immune system to respond stronger and faster and fight off any bugs you may have already or may be exposed to. This is especially important during cold and flu season!
Maintain a Healthy Diet: Maintaining a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables will add much-needed vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to balance your digestive and immune health. If you find it hard to get in all your daily servings, you can get creative by making different smoothies for a healthy and delicious health boost!
Keep Hydrated: Hydration is essential all year round, though we tend not to feel as thirsty in cold weather months. Don’t let that keep you from getting 8 glasses of water daily! If you don’t like plain water, you can try fruit-infused water and herbal teas. Or pop a favorite fruit into your glass.