Have you recently moved to a new place that is more on the colder side than you are used to? Or are you nearing the cold season, and you are wondering how you can be adequately equipped? Below are some of the ways that will help you in this transition process.
How the cold season affects us:
- Being sedentary; during the cold season, we find ourselves wanting to stay indoors more and get comfortable. As a result, you may develop health issues and risk of obesity and other health issues.
- Dry skin; you may have noticed that your skin and lips feel dryer during the cold season. The cold air sucks the moisture from your skin.
- Getting the flu; flu and the common cold are common during this season and easily transmitted.
- Getting lost; during the cold season and the presence of fog and mist, it’s easy for you to get lost, especially if you are new to the area.
How to get ready for the cold season:
- Moisturize your skin; it’s advisable to switch to a heavier moisturizer during the colder season. When the weather gets colder, windier, and drier, your skin and lips tend to get drier and flakier. It’s therefore also important to hydrate by taking more water and fluids.
- Stock up in warm clothes; stocking up on warm clothes is a no-brainer, but sometimes we might forget. When looking for warm clothes, opt for comfortable yet stylish clothes. A great example is the north face pullover. It’s pretty snuggly for the indoors, and it’s also perfect for the outdoors.
- Layer your clothes; layering clothes is quite trendy nowadays. The other advantage of layering is that you get to retain heat, and the more layers, the more the insulation. Also, when the weather starts getting warmer as the day goes on, you can remove some layers and remain warm.
- Boost your immune system; if you have slacked in taking your vitamins, as the cold season approaches, it’s good to start taking them. This will help boost your immunity and avoid catching the flu
- Work out; it’s easy to want to hibernate and remain sedentary during the cold season. However, it is essential to stay active and work out. This way, you get to strengthen your immune system and prevent weight gain.
- Invest in heaters; during the cold season, it’s good to keep your home as comfortable as possible. Make sure your home is adequately heated, especially if it’s not properly insulated.
- Take hot drinks; you can also warm up your body from the inside by taking hot beverages. So as the cold season approaches, stock up on teas, coffee, and chocolate. Nothing feels cozier than having a hot shower wearing warm, comfortable clothes, and having a hot drink during the cold season.
Dreading the cold season is normal, but using the above suggestions, you can have a smooth transition into the cold season and enjoy it. You can also avoid the flu and make sure your life doesn’t stop, and it continues smoothly.