Seven Best Tips and Tricks for Keeping Healthy This Winter

Alzheimer's San Diego

Christopher Milazzo, Staff Writer |

With the colder temperatures hitting us once again, it is feeling more brutal than usual. Here are some of the best tips and tricks for staying healthy during the winter.

  1. Vitamin C Gummies

These gummies have quite literally saved my life. If you feel any sort of tickle in your throat, or even an ounce of weak feeling in your body, chew on a couple of these and you’ll feel better. I once felt a cold coming on and when you’re in college, you can’t afford to get a cold. You miss class, miss out on opportunities, and can’t hang out with friends. But, if you take a couple of these, you’ll feel as bright as a new day! Some other ways of getting Vitamin C would be drinking lots of orange juice.

  1. Stay Moisturized

Cold air can create some harsh, dry and itchy skin that can cause your skin to become flaky and irritating. It can also cause your lips to become chapped. It’s important to moisturize your skin throughout the day by carrying lotion and lip balm. One of the best options for any dry skin would be Aquaphor. Aquaphor is very versatile and can be used on any part of the body.

  1. Shoes with Insulation

The feet are one of the most important parts of the body to keep warm during the winter. Not wearing the correct shoes can be a reason why you get sick. Investing in a pair of good shoes that are lined with fur or strong insulation can keep you warm throughout the cold winter.

  1. Staying Hydrated

Drinking water can boost your immune system and help you from getting sick during the cold months. Some other benefits include clearer skin and helping maximize physical performance. Why aren’t you drinking enough water?

  1. Staying Rested

Staying rested is one of the most important things to do if you are trying to stay healthy. Having a lack of sleep can lower and weaken your immune system. It’s important to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night. It might not be the easiest change to make in your life, but it will for sure be beneficial in the future.

  1. Wearing a Hat

Your head is one of the body parts with the most heat loss. It’s important to get your head covered. By keeping it warm and covered, it’ll make your whole body warm as the heat travels down. Also, you can make a hat look good with anything you’re wearing.

  1. Limiting the Spread of Germs

Cover your nose when you sneeze! This may seem silly to talk about this in this day and age, but it’s so important to cover your nose when you sneeze or cough. You can prevent the spreading of germs and help others by not getting them sick. You should also be washing your hands for at least 20 seconds after sneezing.

Now that you have these tips for keeping healthy, go on with your day and continue to keep safe during these harsh winter months.

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