Written By Lewis Robinson / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
With fall in full swing, and winter just around the corner, the overall health of the average person is now a greater concern. In the colder months of the year, diseases both minor and major become more prevalent, and the common cold runs rampant. Therefore, it behooves you to take your health into your own hands by boosting your immune system and fighting the urge to become sedentary.
Here are some tips that will help you stay healthier this winter.
Dietary supplements to Be Healthier In Fall And Winter
The diet is perhaps the single most important factor in determining the strength of your immune system, and what constitutes your diet can take some surprising forms. For starters, vitamin C is a major contributor to the immune system.
This vital nutrient is heavily associated with citrus fruit, which you may be surprised to learn is typically most widely available around this time of year. However, there are also vitamin C supplements that seek to provide a boost to the immune system as either a curative or preventative measure for illnesses such as colds.
Likewise, dietary supplements like red superfood seek to address problems of the immune system with a blend of various vitamins and nutrients. Another, more counterintuitive way in which the diet can affect your health is by the lack of sunlight that marks fall and, even more so, winter.
Sunlight is the primary way that human beings get vitamin D, a nutrient that is integral to the immune system, in addition to mental health and energy levels. Vitamin D supplements are therefore an important part of staying healthy when sunlight becomes scarce in fall and winter.
Physical activity to Be Healthier In Fall And Winter
Physical activity is often in short supply during fall and winter. As the weather gets colder and, eventually, more inhospitable, people tend to spend more time indoors and less time engaging their bodies in regular exercise.
Between a lack of exercise and the aforementioned lack of vitamin D, fall and winter are prime time for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition marked by depression and the weakened immune system that often comes as a result of poor mental health. The vitamin D deficiency can be treated with supplements or certain food choices, but you’ll also need to address the lack of exercise in order to stay at your healthiest.
While going outdoors can be much less appealing in the dead of winter, gym memberships can provide all of the exercise you need in a safe and comfortable indoor environment. Likewise, building a home gym can provide you with the benefits of a fairly comprehensive workout with the need to brave the elements to get to the gym.
Precaution to Be Healthier In Fall And Winter
While 2020 is a time fraught with concerns over minimizing the risks of encountering disease, winter brings with it the additional risk of contracting seasonal illnesses like the common cold or the flu. Much like staying safe from COVID-19 infection, keeping safe from wintertime illnesses is largely as simple as keeping your hands clean and avoiding at risk environments.
You’ll also need to make sure you get a flu shot every year to minimize the risk of infection from this detrimental and incapacitating illness around this time of year.
It’s also important to stay warm during colder months. Cold drinks are often preferred, for example, while drinks are potentially problematic in general and should be limited during winter especially. Warm drinks like tea can help to better regulate your core body temperature and protect you from sickness.
Staying healthy should always be a priority, but this is even more so when the weather around you threatens to compromise your well being at every turn. Staying healthy in fall and winter will require some additional precautions, but these precautions are well worth it in order to avoid getting sick. These tips will help you stay in tip top shape in the latter half of the year.
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Lewis Robinson is a freelance writer and expert in health and fitness. When he isn’t writing he can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.