Tips for Staying Warm and Cozy This Winter!February 03, 2020
Spring is almost here! However, we’ve still got lots of winter weather and colder temperatures ahead of us. Colder temperatures pose health risks to people of all ages, but seniors are particularly vulnerable. How can you protect yourself from blustery weather-related health risks? In this edition of the True Blue blog, let’s take a look!
Daily fresh air is essential, but if temperatures are too cold, it’s best to limit our time outdoors. For our daily exercise, choose indoor activities, such as the gym, a fitness class, or a group yoga session. This ensures that you don’t spend too much time in colder temperatures, reducing the risk of getting sick or weakening the immune system.
Yes, while you may not want to be exercising outdoors, staying active will actually help keep your blood pumping and your circulation flowing. When our circulation is healthy, we feel warmer.
Choose Warming Foods
During the winter, it’s a great idea to choose lots of warming foods! Whether it’s a hot cup of tea or a warming cup of soup, warming foods can provide us both comfort, sustenance, and – you called it: warmth! Try some of our lovely recommended soup recipes for inspiration!
Dress in Layers
Be sure to dress in layers both indoors and outdoors. If you feel your hands are cold, be sure to wear gloves. Hats are a fabulous way to keep our internal heat up, so be sure to put on your favorite wool beanie! Scarves, fleece, extra sweaters, and gloves are all fabulous ways to stay warm and cozy during the winter months.
Watch the Temperatures
When you’re indoors, the wintertime isn’t an ideal time to go stingy on the heat. Don’t be afraid to keep the heat settings on a little higher. If you’re worried about your utility bill, be sure you’re still investing in lots of blankets and layers so that you don’t risk your health; the money savings simply aren’t worth it!
Boost Your Immunity
Protect yourself from the immunity risks caused by the cold weather! Hop on over to our blog for all types of tips on how to boost your immunity; we’ve written an article on tips for how to boost your immunity during the cold season.
In addition to the health-related risks associated with the cold weather, the icier and colder conditions do lend themselves to a higher risk of falling. Be sure to review our winter safety tips for seniors for additional resources and tips.
Spring is on its Way!
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