How to Survive the Rest of Winter

by Elana Garay

There’s two types of people in the world. Those who love the cold and the winter months and the rest of us. Do you find yourself saying phrases like, “It’s too cold outside.” and “Brrrrr”? Do you find that you are able to function less now that the cold has finally settled in? If so, you are part of the rest of us.
Luckily for us, there’s only about half of the winter season left. During the final time of the winter season there are some health tips to survive the rest of winter.
First of all is to intake more vitamin D, “Other ways to increase vitamin D naturally are to lower your cholesterol, exercise, and eat more fatty fish, such as wild salmon”, stated from the prevention website.
Another is to eat more plants that contain omega-3, “One of the primary omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), is found in many plants and plant-based cooking oils, but flaxseed (powder or oil), chia seed, and walnuts are especially good sources of ALA. Recent research is suggesting omega-3s have anti-inflammatory effects, protect the skin, and perhaps even have some impact on mental health”. continued from the prevention website.
Some other health tips are advised from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which are, “Have your heating system serviced professionally to make sure that it is clean, working properly and ventilated to the outside… Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case you become stranded. Include: blankets; food and water; booster cables, flares, tire pump, and a bag of sand or cat litter (for traction); compass and maps; flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries; first-aid kit; and plastic bags (for sanitation)…”.
It’s important to stay warm and be prepared in case of emergency. Remember to stay warm and be healthy during the rest of the winter season.