Winter brings with itself a number of health issues like colds, stomach viruses, strep, flu etc. As per the study, it's a virus that makes us sick and especially during this time of the year, our they immunity system is very weak.
Apart from the weather, it's people's lifestyles also which make them fall ill. As per doctors' advise, people should avoid early morning walks as it increases heart problems, people should also refrain from consuming ice cream or anything cold. Illnesses mostly occur in the months of winter which can last through to March.
An additional problem in winter is the smog, which worsens the living condition. As per doctors, one should avoid direct exposure as much as possible. For your own health, you need to keep in mind that smog is higher in early mornings, late evenings, and in areas where the traffic is dense.
So you should prevent yourself from facing such exposure. Other than this, regular exercising is a must as all the doctors urge people to stop being lazy and put their health first.
So starting from itchy scalp, dry skin, viral fever, common colds, joint pains and respiratory troubles, things get worse because of the pollution in the air. So it is important to prepare your body to battle with winter health issues by improving your immunity. But how?
Here are three steps you need to follow to improve your immunity system and have a healthy body this winter!
1. Exposure to cold
Exposure to cold One of the reasons for respiratory illness is exposure to cold. Staying outdoors for long periods leads to common cold, allergies, nasal congestion and fever. Elders and children are more vulnerable to this winter onslaught. It is thus important to take care of your health by adopting some healthy habits.
2. Cover yourself completely
Cover yourself completely The simplest of solution is to ensure that you are physically prepared -- by wearing warm clothes and being active. Toes, ears, nose and fingers are most vulnerable, so make sure they are covered. The other easy habit to stay healthy is to drink plenty of water and moisturise your skin daily.
3. Proper diet
Proper diet is necessary to keep yourself health A key factor in keeping immunity levels high is a diet that is made up of healthy, nutritious food. An easy way to do this is to ensure your plate has plenty of vegetables.
It is also imperative to boost immunity, and one way of doing so is by adding Chyawanprash to your diet. A study titled 'Chyawanprash: A Review of Therapeutic Benefits as in Authoritative Texts and Documented Clinical Literature' found that individuals who consume Chyawanprash regularly showed improvement in overall health and immunity. It also prevents gastric problems, common cold and cough.
Dr. Hariprasad, Ayurveda Expert at The Himalaya Drug Company, says: "It is important to include Chyawanprash in your winter-care regime as it significantly helps boost immunity. Chyawanprash is enriched with more than 30 herbs and contains Amalaki (Indian gooseberry), which is a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants."
"Adding Chyawanprash to your daily diet is an effective way to incorporate healthy practices at a young age. Children between the ages of 2 and 5 can consume a quarter teaspoonful with warm milk or water daily, and children between the age of 6 to 11 can consumer a half teaspoonful daily. Children over 12 can consume a teaspoonful. Dosage can be increased based on individual tolerance, or as directed by a physician," he adds.
It is good to establish healthy habits during this season and prepare the body for the cold weather. Taking a few extra steps to improve immunity and maintain good health goes a long way in fighting winter ailments.
(Inputs taken from IANS)