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7 Winter Wellness Tips to Help You Stay Healthy

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7 Winter Wellness Tips to Help You Stay Healthy

There are several ways you can boost your immune system and avoid getting sick this winter.

  • Limit the spread of germs: Remember to cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow. Wash your hands regularly using soap and warm water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t wash your hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water each day boosts your immune system and helps you fight viruses. Aim to drink enough water to equal two-thirds of your body weight in ounces every day.
  • Up your vitamin D intake: Low vitamin D levels can make you susceptible to illnesses and negatively affect your mental health. Boost your levels by getting in the sunshine and eating foods high in vitamin D, like mushrooms and salmon.
  • Manage dry skin: Cold air and low humidity can cause dry, itchy skin. Protect your skin by wearing lip balm, using a humidifier in your room, limiting your time in the shower or bath and immediately applying lotion after you dry off.
  • Stay rested: A lack of sleep can lower your immune system. Maintaining a consistent sleep schedule and getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night lets your body recover and protect against sickness.
  • Get vaccinated: Immunizations are an important strategy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, flu and other illnesses.
  • See a provider when you’re sick: Call your health care provider for expert advice to help you recover.

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