How to Maintain Good Health During the Cold Months

Is the arrival of winter making you feel as though you're already sick? If so, our guide is here to help ensure that Netflix is the only thing giving you chills this season. Keep reading as we provide you with some fantastic health advice on how to stay healthy during the colder months: it's simple, enjoyable, and entirely doable.


Start on the Right Foot

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” I'm sure you've heard that a lot. Raise your hand if you regularly skip breakfast or grab a hasty cup of coffee before heading to work.

As a result, you will be rushing around in search of a (often less-than-healthy) mid-morning snack, putting your whole immune system at risk. The first step toward combating all those nasty seasonal bugs that plague the fall and winter months is to make sure you eat a healthy, nutrient-dense breakfast. Prepare yourself a variety of stews and soups, and you'll be able to battle off several illnesses.


Try to Get Some Fresh Air in Your Workouts

Even on shorter days and colder weather, obtaining as much vitamin D as possible will assist you in remaining healthy. Schedule a nice exercise session for your day, and go outside. Exercising outdoors has several advantages that go beyond getting that necessary physical activity. Fresh air and sunlight will do wonders for your immune system.


And if the weather becomes uncooperative, residents of Liv Multifamily communities may enjoy great "LivFit" fitness centers with free weights, interactive cardio and strength equipment, and exciting fitness classes like zumba, pilates, and yoga.


Supplements Can Reinforce Your Immune System

In case of severe weather, stock up on supplements to make sure you're getting enough vitamins and minerals. This will help maintain a strong immune system to fight against sickness.


Good Hygiene is Essential

Although the global pandemic might be more manageable now, it's important to maintain the good hygiene habits you've developed over the past few years.


Remember to wash your hands frequently (or use hand sanitizer if no running water and soap are available), wear a mask when in bustling areas, and avoid going out if you're feeling ill to minimize the spread of viruses. The pandemic brought us these practices, but they have been part of many cultures worldwide for decades for good reasons.


Don't Miss Your Flu Shot

With people returning to work and school now that lockdowns are (for the most part) lifted, the risks of winter flu season are elevated. So, it's best to get a flu shot sooner than later—not just for your own health protection but also to help stop the spread in your home and community.


Hydration is Always Important

Admittedly, remembering to drink water is a lot simpler in the summer than it is in the colder months. You lose a lot more body water through sweat while it's hot outside, prompting your thirst and requiring you to quench it quite often.


Always keeping your body hydrated is key to a strong immune system, especially in the colder months. Here's a helpful tip: purchase a fun and colorful water bottle that you'll love using, and fill it up with fresh water every morning.


Then, take your bottle with you everywhere you go: to work, the gym, and even your nightstand. Having a water bottle accessible at all times will encourage you to maintain those essential sips of water, which can benefit your immune system throughout the year.


Keep a Healthy Smile  

You might not realize it, but taking care of your oral health is actually essential to maintaining your overall health. That's right - by simply brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, you can help keep yourself fit and healthy for years to come. So don't neglect your oral hygiene - start taking care of your teeth today!


This is because tooth-related illnesses such as tooth decay, cavities, and other problems can affect other organs in your body, including your heart. So, make an appointment for that dentist visit as soon as you can.


Stay Safe and Healthy When the Temperatures Drop  

You can stay healthy during fall and winter by following our guide, which includes advice like drinking lots of water, exercising outside, and taking supplements.


Get ready for the healthiest cold season to date with tips from Liv Multifamily.

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