Winter takes its toll even in the Big Country, when shorter days and seasonal bugscan put a damper on your mood and health. Here are a few clinically-supported wellness tips from the experts, inspired by Prevention magazine, to help you sail through the remaining winter months with joy and vigor.
Wash your hands often!
The flu is an equal opportunity offender this time of year, striking every corner of the country. Protect yourself by washing your hands after being in public places like the grocery store or shopping mall. Always wash hands before eating, and avoid touching your eyes and mouth during the day.
Take frequent stress breaks.
Stress can weaken your immune system, making you more likely to fall victim to the latest virus in circulation. Whether it’s taking periodic moments in your day to practice deep breathing, getting some fresh air on your lunch break, or scheduling that laser skin care treatment you’ve been dreaming about, self-care is the surest path to destressing and maintaining your wellness.
There are a million reasons to exercise. Working your body not only boosts your mood but also decreases your risk for a wide range of diseases. Remember that every little bit counts. If you are overwhelmed at the thought of starting a new exercise regimen, a great place to start is simply by standing more throughout your day. Research indicates that sitting for long periods of time, like at a work desk, can be detrimental to your health and decrease your longevity.
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