The Happy sunshine is ready to take off from your vision atleast for a few months and nature tries to notify you about the hibernation you are going to incur. The coldest time of the year is slowly knocking your door. The days are shorter, the fresh food less abundant, and the opportunities for outdoor activities decreased. A significant part of winterizing your body is accounting for the things winter takes away and compensating for them accordingly.
Our body needs to adjust properly to every season of the year which requires a different diet regime and proper activities to stimulate this process. You will need only a few small changes in order to stay in form this winter and avoid flues and colds.
Here we are going to discuss on winterizing our body’s health.
One of the common problems that people face during winter is the lack of vitamin D. The body produces this vitamin under the influence of sunlight. When the day become cold and dull we often tend to have the lack of this vitamin. Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for our body because it stimulates the assimilation of calcium. Having insufficient amounts of this vitamin in your body can create certain problems.
One of the biggest problems during the winter is frequent colds and the only way to prevent them is by boosting your immune system. Vitamin C is always a good ally during cold seasons but some minerals like zinc can also be helpful. It uses white blood cells in order to defend the body against dangerous pathogens that cause diseases. The majority of men have zinc deficiency and unlike women, they need to reinforce the dosage of this mineral during winter. Seafood is rich with zinc, especially shrimps and crabs and if you are vegetarian you should look for pumpkin seeds.
Hydration is another key element to winterizing your body. People tend to drink a lot of water and fluids in the summer. Winter can be just as dehydrating, however, as the lower humidity dries your skin and the mucus membranes of your nose, throat, and lungs—winter time breathing in many locales is the same as breathing the bone-dry air you experience in an airplane cabin. Be mindful of how much water you drink. In addition, putting a humidifier in your bedroom (or activating your whole-house humidifier if you have one) will keep your mucus membranes moisturized and decrease the chances of you getting an airborne illnesses.
Refresh Your stomach
Recent research has shown a strong link between the immune system and intestinal flora. This link mainly refers to good bacteria that live in our intestines. The same research shows that these bacteria can interact with our immune system in a certain way. In other words, the bacteria in the digestive tract can even have affect on white blood cells in our finger toes. Although you can find a lot of product in the store like probiotic yogurt you should rather buy sauerkraut because it doesn’t contain sugar. This is a much healthier way to refresh your stomach.
Get Out and Stay active
ou should be doing warm-ups all year long, but it can be especially important in the winter. That’s because cold muscles are more likely to be strained or injured. Warm them up indoors with some dynamic mvements (most trainers agree that static stretching isn’t helpful; you need to get the blood moving). Afterwards, when you head outdoors for some fresh air and exercise, your muscles will be pliable and ready for anything.