If you live in an area with winter snow, or where it's cold enough to engage in winter sports, then you've got one up over those Southern sun birds! While cold weather ushers in plenty of unwanted opportunities for viruses and illnesses to invade your good times, you can promote winter wellness with a few tips from Wonder Labs.
Winter Weather Immune Boosters
Taking care of yourself is a 365/24/7 necessity, but when you're about to embark on a trip, engage in a strenuous activity, or spend time outside in cold weather, it's even more important to add some power to your daily regimen. Natural supplements can help boost overall health and immunity. Here are a few of the most popular choices we see, many of which are also discussed in Vitality Magazine.
Echinacea with Golden Seal . Echinacea has been used for centuries to boost immunity and shorten the duration of illnesses. Read more about Echinacea on AskDrSears.com.
Astragalus Root helps to fight infections.
Vitamin D helps with overall health and wellness.
Olive Leaf Extract is known to fight many diseases. (Read more in Life Extension Magazine.)
Mushroom Complex Maitake, Reishi, and Shiitake Mushrooms are known for their pro immunity qualities.
Winter Safety First
Whether you ski, snowboard, ice skate, or sled, you must always take the proper precautions as they relate to your sport, and to the winter conditions. Expert Beacon provides some great advice for skiers that can be applied to any winter sport: stay in shape year-round to prevent injury, and train/condition/stretch your muscles before engaging in sport. If you pull a muscle or overdo it, Valerin provides natural relief from leg cramps, muscle strains, and more. Also, Ibuprofen is known to alleviate aches and pains.
Warm Warddrobe Wishes for Winter
Staying warm might seem like a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised at how many people forget to cover their head, neck, and hands during outdoor recreation. And, just because the temperatures are cold doesn't mean the sun's rays stop working. Protect your skin with sunblock at all times if the sun is shining. You will still get sunburn in the winter, particularly if you're on the slopes or outdoors in higher altitudes.