Posted on October 31 2018
The changing weather throughout the year can make it difficult to keep up a fitness routine. However, this isn't an excuse to give up on your diet or to stop getting exercise on a regular basis. Instead, it means that you have to find ways to cope with the weather and how your body reacts to it.
Trade the Bread for Fish and Eggs
While you may like to eat bagels and sandwiches, it might not be the best for your body during the winter months. This is because your body craves carbs when it's cold, which means that you may be tempted to eat more than necessary. Instead of eating carbs, it may be healthier to eat fish and eggs or other foods that have Omega 3 fatty acids in them.
Use a Hot Tub During the Winter Months
Using hot tubs in cold weather boosts your immune system and can help boost your mood when the cold has got you down. If you don't have access to a hot tub, try to take a hot shower or bath at least once or twice a day. At a minimum, the warm and humid air within the bathroom will help you breathe better and get rid of toxins.
Pay Attention to Those Around You
If you notice that someone has been coughing or sneezing, make it a point to not touch that person right away. Furthermore, it may be a good idea to wash your hands and wipe down any object that you and a sick person may have to share such as a phone or office key. In the event that you are sick, stay home if possible since being around others could get them sick or exacerbate your symptoms.
See Your Doctor Regularly
Scheduling an appointment for a yearly physical can make it easier to stay healthy throughout the year. It may also be worthwhile to get a flu shot to help your body fight off what can be a significant illness. Make it a point to see your doctor or otherwise seek medical assistance if you notice any changes in your breathing or other symptoms that are new.
The weather can have an impact on how a person feels both mentally and physically. While it may not be possible to completely avoid getting sick or feeling fatigued, a positive attitude can help limit its impact on your life.