Summer temperatures have given way to fall freshness. These are the warning signs of the cold winter that will appear in their noses in a few weeks. And of course, it’s the season for colds, but also for little blues. In this mini-guide, find the best tips to keep fit and morale during the winter season.
Boost the immune system with a good diet
Under the pretext that fat heats up, the idea that one should consume high-calorie foods to protect oneself from the bitter colds of winter is totally astounded. Of course, the body experiences significant heat loss during this period, but fat and sugar do not compensate for this lost energy. The ideal is to fill up on fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals to boost immunity. Royal jelly also helps increase the natural defenses and fight against fatigue and stress.
It is also important to know that having a pet and taking care of it improves immune defenses that decline due to stress. So, it's high time to adopt a small cat or a puppy. If you have decided to take a rabbit, consider its well-being and comfort by installing it in a hutch.
Practice regular physical activity
Sedentary lifestyle can lead to psychological disorders, which explains the appearance of the famous winter blues. Also, sport is an excellent way to fight against this phenomenon. In addition, the practice of physical activity helps strengthen the cardiovascular system as well as the immune system. To do this, you don't need to run a marathon. Depending on your desires and needs, you can do some weight training, do cardio or Pilates, etc. If you need motivation, do not hesitate to be accompanied by a sports coach.
To combine sport and pleasure, you can also plan a short ski trip. However, prepare your body now by strengthening muscles like glutes, hamstrings, etc. This way you will be in top form for winter sports.
Take food supplements
To protect yourself from the series of unpleasant colds and flu, it is better to take a little vitamin C treatment now to supplement the nutrients provided by fruits and vegetables. It is also advisable to take supplements of magnesium, iron and zinc which stimulate the body. Also, take probiotics which improve the health of the digestive system and strengthen the balance of the intestinal flora.
Essential oils also prove to be great companions for the winter. To prevent or cure a cold, you can pour a few drops of peppermint, lemon, or eucalyptus essential oil in a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam from it. These oils also help purify the air inside your home. Finally, for protect yourself from viruses outside, put a few drops of these essential oils on your handkerchief that you will inhale throughout the day.