It is thus, very important to increase your BMR
(basal metabolic rate) during winters to stay away from joint and muscle
problems. Go for a brisk walk and do a few yoga exercises like surya namaskar
. Doing simple exercises
like rotating your joints helps reduce stiffness of joints, enhances joint
health and motility, and also warms up the body.
Problems such as dryness
of skin tend to dominate the health issues arising in winter. Chapped lips and
flaky skin causes many people to slather on layers of heavy cold creams and
moisturizers. And why not? When the moisture in the air is depleted, so is the
moisture of the skin. Chapped, broken skin is an ideal breeding site for
bacteria and fungi. Indoor heating and long, hot showers only add to the
Regularity is essential for optimum skin health, be it
moisturizing, sun protection or cleansing. Use glycerin based soap for your
bath; and remember to apply body butter afterwards. Make use of mild and
fragrance free moisturizers whenever necessary. Use sun protection without fail
and use natural products as far as possible.
causing virus attack mostly during winters. This is because they tend to live
longer in cold climate and dry air. Also, it appears that in winters the flu
spreads faster. Once the flu catches you, there's coughing and sneezing and
wheezing for 5 days straight.
Maintain optimum personal hygiene and give
special importance to your hands. Increase your body's natural defense by
getting enough sleep and eating different colored fruits and vegetables. Also,
wear clean, warm clothes to avoid getting a chill.
depression, commonly known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder) is another
common winter blue. Difficulty in concentration, sudden hunger pangs, feeling
low, general tiredness and restlessness are often associated with SAD. Getting
inadequate exposure to sunlight is thought to be one of the vital reasons for
The fix? Eat healthy, think positive, and most of all;
exercise. Pick up 15 minutes from your schedule especially for a walk in the
sunlight. If you are exercising indoors, it is best to install full spectrum
bulbs that help emulate natural light.