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Tips for Staying Healthy in Winter

Tips for Staying Healthy in Winter

Maintaining Your Health and Wellness During the Winter Months

As winter sets in, the combination of colder temperatures, shorter days, and the holiday season can make it challenging to maintain your health and wellness. However, you don't have to let the winter blues get you down.

We’ve compiled some tips below to help you stay healthy during the colder months. For additional assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our providers at (775) 782-1550 today.

Maintain a Balanced Diet

Eating a diet full of vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and whole grains can help you stay healthy during winter. It is the perfect time to enjoy seasonal vegetables and fruit.

Grapefruit, kiwifruit, mandarins, and oranges are all delicious and in season over the winter. It is also a good idea to eat foods that are rich in vitamin C, as these will help keep your immune system strong and healthy during months when it is more vulnerable.

Stay Hydrated

You should aim to drink about eight glasses or more of water each day. Mix it up with herbal teas, fruit-infused water, or 100% juice for different tastes. Even broth-based soups can help keep you hydrated while also providing a comforting winter meal.

Keep Active

Physical activity is just as essential in the winter as it is in the summer. Find ways to move more, whether it's taking a brisk walk outside, doing a home workout, or trying winter sports like snowshoeing, ice skating, or skiing. Remember to warm up with stretching and light activities before any type of physical activity.

Practice Proper Hygiene

Washing your hands often and getting your flu/COVID vaccines are two simple but effective ways to prevent the spread of germs and stay healthy during the winter. At Carson Valley Health, we offer vaccines to help protect against common winter illnesses.

Stay Warm

To keep warm and well during periods of cold weather, keep curtains drawn and doors closed to block drafts. Have regular hot drinks handy and make sure to eat at least one hot meal a day. Remember to layer up for warmth when going outside.

Set Health Goals

Setting goals that will remind you of the year ahead can help maintain motivation throughout the winter months. Whether you want to establish a new exercise routine, eat healthier, or reduce stress, setting clear and achievable goals can help you guide healthy actions, beginning at the end of 2023 and continuing into 2024.

Contact Carson Valley Health for More

Even small changes can have a big impact on your health. Take one step at a time and make this winter season a healthy one.

If you need more guidance or support, our team at Carson Valley Health is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.