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Monday, December 26, 2016

Health management in winter

It is easier for our body to become unbalanced during winter as we tend to exercise less due to cold weather as well as eat more and drink more.

This year’s cold is predicted to be colder than last year and your body condition may become worse if you just stay inside all day.

So today, we are going to have a look at some health management method that will maintain us healthy during this winter.

Ventilate the air every 1-2 hours.

It is easy to get diseases on respiratory system such as cold because we tend to focus on indoor activities where assorted dusts, viruses and wastes flow around.
Thus it is ideal to fill indoor with fresh air by ventilating at least every 1-2 hours.

Drink adequate amount of water, at least 1.5L a day.

It becomes really dry indoor when heaters are on which can make it easier for our body to get respiratory diseases as the mucous membrane on our nose and bronchial tubes, the first barrier of our body that protect us from waste and viruses, get dried as well.
Thus it is ideal to make sure that you are not lacking water intake by drinking at least 1.5L of water per day.

Wash your hands after going out.

The most common root for us to catch cold is the transfer of viruses from cold patient’s desk or doorknob to the person who made a contact to those objects.

Thus it is ideal to have a habit of washing hands continuously and especially after going out.

Have a balanced life habit.

Our immune system tends to get weakened because we use more energy during winter to protect our body from unexpected cold weather.

Thus it is important to have regular life habit including regular exercise.

However you have to be careful on sweating outside as your body temperature can decrease when the sweat cools down in cold air. Also you have to make sure that you are not doing hard exercise without any warm up exercise. 

Avoid smoking, heavy drinking and overwork

It is ideal to avoid overwork, heavy drinking and smoking during winter.

Even healthy people can experience sudden cardiovascular disorders or stroke during winter and the chance of getting these diseases becomes higher if someone smokes or has diabetes, hypertension or arrhythmia.

Also, if you push your body too hard by heavy drinking or smoking after overworking or having less sleep, you can even get pneumonia as well as stroke or cardiovascular diseases.

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