As winter quickly approaches, so begins the season to not feel fit and healthy. With the majority of the year so far filled with warmer weather, it’s easy to forget what this time of year brings to us. Filled with colds, flu, and seasonal affective disorder that gets us all down in the dumps, it can be hard to stay fit and healthy when you aren’t feeling your best.
From dragging yourself out of bed every morning, and struggling to keep any other health condition in order as well, you may not have the energy to do anything, especially if your mood is low, or you just don’t understand how serious the issue is. However, our body is our temple, and no matter what the season, we need to try and keep it that way! Here are some of the ways you can stay fit and healthy, even when you might not feel like it, and some common symptoms you need to try and control.
All Blocked Up
Starting off with the most common problem that people suffer from this season: being completely blocked up to the point where you can’t breathe and/or hear. Not only can some people suffer serious complications from this, but being blocked up can also mask other problems.
Hearing problems commonly come from bad ear infections and sinus infections, which are common at this time of year. So, if your cold goes and you’re still struggling to hear, a visit to the doctors could confirm damage to the ear canal and structures it holds. You may just need a simple treatment such as having your ears syringed, but Listen Lively offers hearing devices that could greatly benefit you, as well.
To make sure that you’re staying away from colds and cases of flu, keep your diet healthy, make sure you’re regularly washing your hands, and keep your body rested. Often, we make ourselves far more susceptible to colds because we don’t treat our bodies right.
Staying Away From Unhealthy Habits
Unhealthy habits come in thick and fast at this time of year, simply because that summer body is not so much desired, and eating takeout while wrapped up in bed is so much more appealing. Even so, you should still try and keep your diet clean and your body active. The more vitamins and nutrients you put into your body, the more defenses you’re going to have. And the more time you spend outside in the fresh air, the better you’re going to feel!
Dosing Yourself Up
Finally, make sure you’re dosing yourself up on vitamins now before you get sick. You’ll often find that your body is depleted of the vitamins it needs to keep it at full health, simply because you’re not getting them in your diet. The more consistently you take them, the more protected you’re going to be, so make sure you keep them as a regular part of your routine!