How to manage health better during winters

 

During winters we all have health issues like cough, cold, sore throat. We do tend to take it lightly but when it comes to discomfort they are the most irritating ones. If we take care of few things in our lifestyle, it becomes easy to spend the winters comfortably. There are many natural ways that can help us with these, I am listing a few tips for you:

  1. Make it a habit to have a glass of warm water when you wake up in the morning. This will help you get rid of headaches precipitated by cold weather.

  2. Add half a lemon and one teaspoon of honey to the warm water and drinking in the morning time will help you in keeping cold away.

  3. If you want to be healthy, it is good to include chavanprash (an Ayurvedic preparation) as it has all the goodness of our ancient ayurveda benefits and truly give a lot of health benefits.

  4. Exercising regularly for twenty minutes boosts immunity and relieves sinus and related issues. Yoga is one great form of exercise but other forms are equally good. We should choose any form of exercise as permitted by our own health status.

  5. Eat citrus fruits this season as much as possible. It is the gift of winter season and a blessing of nature in the form of vitamin C. These will not only boosts immunity and keep away cough and cold but also give you a beautiful glowing skin.

  6. If you are a non vegetarian, do include fish at least twice a week in meal. This provides all the essential fatty acids or fats to body thereby improving immunity. If you are not fond of the smell of fish, alternatively you can add cod liver oil capsules available at chemist stores in the diet.

  7. Include hot vegetable soups in diet. Besides being comforting in winters, they add to the vitamin intake of our body.

  8. Do not eat oily and fried food. Even though they seem tempting the oil in these types of food become a medium for bacterial growth and thus causes throat infection.

  9. In case of throat infection or coughing, ginger with some salt is beneficial. The effect is much improved if you take honey, tulsi juice, ginger juice and lemon juice mixed in equal measure in a spoon. One tablespoon full is good to be taken three times a day.

  10. Add probiotic to the daily diet. They help in building immunity.

  11. Gargle with warm water and salt before going to bed. This will prevent throat infections.

  12. Avoid eating ice-cream this season.

  13. Have a glass of warm low-fat milk, preferably with one teaspoon of turmeric. Turmeric is good to boost immunity.

  14. While going out add a few drops of eucalyptus oil on the handkerchief and use it as inhalation in case of sinus irritation. It will help relieving the same.

  15. Use of jaggery in desert preparations during winters has a lot of health benefits. It is one of the grandmothers tricks for winters.

If you take care of health properly, you will enjoy 375 days of good health in a year.

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