How to Stay Healthy This Winter
With snowfall creeping up on us it’s time to start thinking about ways to stay in shape this holiday season. With all the festivities, you might notice yourself starting to pack on a few extra pounds. Or maybe the as the days grow shorter you seem to feel a lack of energy. Winter tends to push our bodies out of it’s comfort zone, so trying to stay healthy and keep a positive attitude takes a little extra work than any other season.
Yes. It’s a thing. People really do get depressed in the winter, and no. It’s not because it’s cold. In winter the days are shorter and darker, people also spend most of their time indoors and so vitamin D deficiency is most common in the cold. Vitamin D also helps to maintain a stable a positive attitude, and so a lack there of can in fact cause depression. Try natural vitamin D supplements if you’re feeling down in the dumps this winter.
You should feel free to enjoy the dinners and get together with your family and friends without worrying about weight. Just be sure to stick to a strict and healthy diet outside of social gatherings and exercise regularly this winter. One thing about turkey dinners, is that being so stuffed tends to make people skip the gym, for more than just a day or two.
Be sure to wrap up and keep warm. Don’t leave your chest and throat exposed to cold winds. Guzzle down all the green tea you can, and skip out on the pumpkin spice lattes. Green tea is warm and soothing, and packed with rich antioxidants. Be sure to maintain a vitamin C rich diet to keep the immune system functioning efficiently.