The weather has become extremely unpredictable and full of surprises. In the past few weeks, the city has witnessed acute climatic fluctuations that shift from extremely hot and sunny afternoon to cool and pleasant evenings. In the midst of these climatic variations, what’s undeniable is the fact that winter is soon approaching. Even though you may feel like chilling out & enjoying the weather during the colder months, make sure you do not neglect your health in the process. Protect yourself from potential winter health hazards
Tip – Cover-up your body the moment you feel cold. Don’t wait till you start shivering. It is recommended to wear, gloves, socks, scarves, woolen hat and/or anything that keeps your body warm & comfortable.
Winter has long been associated with sickness. Experts advise people to get their routine vaccinations and periodic tests in order to diagnose a viral infection or any other winter ailment that’s about to strike.
Tip – Fill-up your grocery bag with lots of fresh fruits & veggies, especially those that are rich in Vitamin A, C & E. A strong immune system, safeguards the body from a host of winter ailments
Tip – Vitamin D plays an important role in the production of cartilage and helps the body absorb calcium, thereby strengthening the bones. During winter, it is less likely to get sufficient amounts of vitamin D from the natural environment hence follow a Vitamin D rich diet. You can also count on Vitamin D supplements
Tip – Constant vomiting and diarrhea increases the risk of dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids and rest sufficiently
Tip – Keep your body warm as much as you can
Tip – Do not forget to moisturize your skin on a daily basis. The best time to apply a moisturizer is after a bath while the skin is still moist. It is best to avoid bathing with extremely hot water as doing so can take away the natural moisturizers from the skin.