Stay healthy in winters – Check out five useful tips

Cold, fever, flu, asthma, body ache, stiffness and all sorts of infections are some of the problems people face in winter.  

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
Stay healthy in winters – Check out five useful tips

New Delhi: We are half way through November and the vivid nip in the air has set the stage for a full blown cold winter season soon.

While winter is evidently loved by many, the cold weather can also take a toll on your health.

Cold, fever, flu, asthma, body ache, stiffness and all sorts of infections are some of the problems people face in winter. Of course, there are numerous ways to treat them or cure them, but why wait for the problem when it can easily be avoided?

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure, therefore, below are five tips for you to ensure that you remain healthy and enjoy the winter season to the fullest. Have a look!

Sanitize:

Always keep a hand sanitizer handy whether you are at home or not. With so many infections in the air, you’ll need to maintain your hygiene and avoid contact with infected people and places like public restrooms, etc.

Eat your vitamins:

Consuming foods that are rich in vitamin C and zinc content like citrus fruits, garlic, etc., strengthen your immune system in order to fight diseases.

Fruits and veggies:

Nutritious food is always a lifesaver. Therefore, it is essential that we consume as much fruits and vegetables as possible, since they provide us with all the requisite nutrients and also boosts our immune system.

Sweat it out:

It’s common knowledge that we tend to eat more in winters than any other time of the year. Therefore, it’s important we maintain our body weight, because not only will it help us remain healthy, but also improve metabolism and blood flow, while also keeping us warm.

Hydrate:

Many people complain of not feeling thirsty in winters, but that hardly means that you stop drinking water. Cold weathers cause dryness, which can lead to other problems like itchiness or cold sores, which is why you need to keep yourself well hydrated.

Have a happy and healthy winter!