Came the cold and with it the disease of the airways, making flu and cold are the order of the day. It is a fact that during the winter are more likely to suffer respiratory ailments, to gain weight and to suffer depression and paintings of stress. So, here are 10 tips to cope better this season. Practice them!

1 Maintain and reinforce habits of hygiene: In winter, the virus that cause diseasesrespiratory circulate more frequently, so that the rate of infection increases to stay indoors and poorly ventilated environments. One of the key recommendations to stay healthy is to wash your hands and strengthen habits of hygiene .

In addition, you must cover the mouth when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of germs . Also, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.

2 Avoid sudden changes in temperature : In and out of environments with extreme climates is harmful to health. So, take into account that the temperature of the home or office should be around 22 ° C, and it is advisable to regularly ventilate the rooms.

Be aware 3.- home protection: Winter is the season where most fires occur in the home. Therefore, members of the family should be taught what to do in cases ofaccidents household.

There is also the risk of poisoning by carbon monoxide due to the combustion inside the home, so it is advisable not to install heaters in bathrooms, review of these trips abroad and stoves.

4. not neglect the sunscreen: In winter, the sun’s rays can burn another skin , so it is important to take care with some sunscreen, especially those who play sports, outdoors or in places with high reflection of rays sun.


Strengthen 5.- care skin : During this time of year, the dermis combat the effects of cold and abrupt temperature changes. To address these variables is advisable to moisturize, protect and nourish it, to prevent peeling and cracking.

6. care of food: In winter, the body needs more calories to face the cold, which can lead to weight gain during the season. To avoid this situation, keep feeding schedules, change the temperature of hot foods and foods with added to the diet a variety of nuts.

7.- Increase intake of vitamins: To combat the ill effects of winter is necessary to increase the intake of foods containing vitamins A, C (citrus fruits, leafy vegetables, dairy, etc.). Remember that vitamin A prevents dryness of the skin and cracked lips.Meanwhile, vitamin C helps boost defenses and prevent colds .


Caring 8.- mood: The cold months represent for many times stress and sadness . In fact, some people are diagnosed with the so-called Seasonal Affective Disorder .

Therefore, it is important to maintain a positive attitude and mindset. On the other hand, it is helpful to rest and sleep in a pleasant atmosphere and temperature appropriate.

9.- Continue to sport and physical activity: Practice exercise will help warm up and keep warm. Therefore, it is ideal to schedule physical activities appropriate for the time of year, covered and well ventilated areas; it is also advisable to perform extensive preheating and routine consciousness.

10. Adapt clothing: The most practical is to dress in layers (technical onion) so you stay dry and warm. If the weather is very cold, you should wear warm clothing.

Furthermore, it is considered that you care for infants and children should wear an extra layer of clothing than an adult

However, remember that the abuse of wearing too tight or closed prevents proper breathability .

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