There are plenty of things you can do to keep your immune system strong so that you can avoid winter colds and flus.
1. Eat nutritious food. Okay so this doesn't only apply for winter, but if your are going to potentially be faced with more bacteria and viruses in winter then making sure your are ingesting as many nutrients as possible will help your body keep up with the requirements for strong defense.
Sleep is essential for health and vitality all year round but as I've mentioned winter is a great time to get more sleep, so why not use the cool winter nights to work on improving your sleep quality and quantity.
Sleep debt/deficit (the difference between the amount of sleep you should be getting and what you are actually getting) is fast becoming a major health problem. More and more people are getting less sleep than is recommended for well being, which is 8 hours per night for the average person.
It’s common when the winter season approaches to start to experience feelings of wanting to withdraw and hibernate away. The colder, shorter days encourage us to slow down. And this is not a bad thing! In nature we see this within much of the animal kingdom as well as many plants and trees. Winter is a time to turn inwards both physically and mentally. The colder temperatures begin to cool the surface of our body and body heat is drawn more internally to keep our core warm. Just as the animals hibernate to conserve energy for the growth period of springtime, it is a time for us to rest and rejuvenate. Read more...
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