Winter can be a wonderful time of year, but for many people it can mean several months of misery, if they live in a part of the world that experiences severe cold weather during the winter months. Here are some Winter Wellness Tips to help you get through.
On the positive side, there are all sorts of exciting winter activities:
· downhill skiing
· cross-country skiing
among other fun, outdoor winter activities.
On the negative side, there is a temptation to pretend we are a bear and just hibernate until the spring thaw comes!
The truth is, becoming inactive during the winter season, can be one of the worst things you can do for your health. It might seem tough to enjoy the short days and long nights of winter, but, spending time outside during each winter’s day offers several health benefits.
Being cooped up indoors leaves you more prone to colds and flu, since you will be surrounded by other people who may be coughing and sneezing.
Exercise boosts your energy levels and mood. It also helps you burn calories, which is very useful, if you tend to gain weight during the end of the year holidays.