Winter is often a welcome change from the long hot Summer.
However, winter in most parts means significant drops in temperatures, greater rainfall and storms.
This change can contribute to health conditions which are specifically associated with the climatic conditions during our coldest season.
So, what can be done to get you through winter?
It’s common to feel less motivated during the winter months and even getting out of bed can sometimes feel like a chore. Exercising throughout winter will not only support strong immunity and enhance mood but will also assist will joint pain. Joint pain can occur anytime throughout the year however, the colder weather may worsen the symptoms. When you are cold, your body restricts how much blood is sent to your hands and feet, so that it can focus on supplying blood to vital organs such as your heart and lungs. This contributes to less heat from blood circulating near the surface of the skin, as well as your joints getting less blood. For some, this can be painful.
Regular exercise will assist in easing stiffness, strengthening muscles and improving circulation. Just 30 minutes a day of walking can improve circulation and support joint health.
If you are unable to exercise due to joint pain, Nature’s Sunshine Boswellia 2000 may assist in reducing pain. Boswellia is recommended for those who are suffering loss of mobility due to swollen joints and arthritic pain. Using it throughout winter may assist in managing pain and inflammation.
Moisturize your skin.
Cold wind and air, as well as internal central heating can dry your skin. This leaves the skin vulnerable to itchiness and flaking. It can also exacerbate specific skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Nature’s Sunshine Miracell is an ideal moisturiser and skin relief during winter.
Topically - just 3 drops of Miracell will help restore skin balance keeping skin healthy, radiant and beautiful.
Internally - increasing the amount of Omega 3 foods in your diet such as avocado and fresh fish (including salmon or tuna) may also assist in keeping your skin hydrated and moist.
Good Hygiene practice.
During winter months, people tend to spend more time inside and in close contact with one another, particularly in places such as stores, shopping centres and restaurants. This can allow germs to easily spread. This is the time when good hygiene practice is essential.
Ensure that you are doing the following:
- Wash your hands regularly and properly with soap and water, particularly after touching your nose or mouth, and before handling food. If you do not always have access to soap and water use a hand sanitizer.
- Avoid sharing towels with other people and try to use disposable paper towels or an air dryer in public places
- Avoid sharing cups, plates and cutlery with others
- Clean surfaces such as your telephone, keyboard and door handles regularly to get rid of germs.
Don’t let winter get the best of you. Take it as a time to overcome any health barriers which may arise.