Apart from the snow, most people don’t like anything related to winter. It’s mostly because of the cold weather, fog, and flu. But, since we cannot change the weather magically, we need to try to improve our health, boost our immune system, and just prepare for the flu season.
Among the best ways to be healthy and feel good during the cold winter days are eating
nutrient-dense food, focusing on fruits and vegetables, taking supplements, such as
vitamins, minerals, or CBD oil. Although most people use CBD for anxiety and pain relief, it may also help improve your health by fighting infections and reducing inflammation, which are common when having flu or bacteria-caused health condition such as laryngitis. Apart from these things, there are other ways to ensure your wellbeing during the winter. So, let’s have a look at them.
1. Eat Nutrient-Dense Food
Since we already mentioned this, let’s have a closer look at it. The reason why
nutrient-dense foods, like fruits and vegetables, are great immunity-boosters and anti-flu foods is that they are nutrient-dense. Due to containing lots of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants, among the other things, they provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to work properly.
As you may know, some nutrients, such as vitamin C, vitamin D, magnesium, and iron boost your immune system, thus reducing the risk of getting sick or having flu. Also, many vegetables, especially onions and garlic, are super-heroes when it comes to fighting infections. By eating nutritious foods, you will satisfy your body’s nutrient needs, thus improving your overall health.
2. Take Supplements
Sometimes, although you eat healthy and nutritious food, you need to take certain
supplements. For instance, during the flu season, doctors recommend taking vitamin C in addition to your regular diet. It’s because your body needs extra support to be strong and fight against bacteria and viruses.
Apart from taking supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, or certain herb-based
immunity-boosters, many people started taking CBD oil. They usually take it orally, as pills, or vape it through cape devices, such as the dab pen. This is because CBD connects to the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating various
functions, including inflammation and immune system responses. In that way, it helps fights inflammation caused by bacteria and viruses as well as it supports your immunity.
3. Stay Hydrated
2/3 of your body are made of fluids, so it’s logical that you need to consume plenty of them in order for your body to function properly. There are many ways to stay hydrated, including drinking plenty of water, home-made natural juices, tea, smoothies, coffee, and cocoa. So, even if you don’t really like drinking water during winter, because it’s cold, you can drink
other delicious drinks.
4. Detoxify Your Body With Smoothies
Detoxification is a great way to ensure your wellbeing during the winter. It’s because it allows you to cleanse your body from all the toxins that may harm it. In that way, your body rejuvenates, refreshes, and becomes stronger to fight any health threats.
Among the other things, such as green tea, exercising, or sleeping, which help you detoxify your body, the smoothies are probably the most common method. It’s because they are convenient, easy to prepare, and tasty. Plus, they cleanse your body from the inside, which means cleansing your cells, organs, digestive system, and all the parts of your organism.
5. Be Physically Active
Being physically active doesn’t mean that you need to exercise constantly. Although it’s recommended to go to the gym or exercise at home at least 3 times a week in order to stay fit, you can also do other things which involve body movement. For instance, you can take a 30-min walk or go on a 5-min jog. You can also change your habits to become more active, such as taking the stairs instead of using the elevator or going on foot instead of using the car (when not going too far). There are many ways to be active without doing cardio or high-intensity workouts.
6. Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
When we talk about our wellbeing and staying healthy during the winter, we usually refer to the things mentioned above. And, unfortunately, we forget about the air, which is a very important health factor. It’s because the air quality greatly affects our body, especially the respiratory system.
So, if the outdoor air quality is low, you need to make sure that the air in your home is clean.
As we know, the air outside is not healthy because of the fog and air pollution that is caused by the smoke from the chimneys. Therefore, you should use air filters or cleaners in your home and clean your home twice a week in order to eliminate any allergens or air pollutants that come from outside.