Baby it’s cold outside and that is because it’s winter. Bundling up this time of year, it is extra important to keep yourself safe and healthy. More people catch the flu this time of year, and get rundown with stress and anxiety, than any other time of year. Avoid the dark pits of the holiday season with these healthy tips.
The weather changes and it’s important to take care of your body by keeping it warm. If you live in a cooler climate it is essential to wear warm cloths, like a scarf and hat for when you go outside. This can help you avoid bacterial infections and prevent you from catching a cold. Plus you will be cozy.
Drink more water
During the holiday season we often get dehydrated because we don’t think about drinking water. As the weather turns cooler the last thing we want to do is drink ice cold water. However, it’s important to stay hydrated because this will cleanse your system and help detoxify the internal organs. Drinking a lot of water can even keep your teeth stay clean. When you drink water it acts as a mouthwash to remove food particles that buildup in the mouth.
Brush your teeth daily
During this time of year with travel and stress we forget to take care of ourselves. Study show the people forget to brush their teeth daily during this time of year. If you find yourself skipping a regular cleaning, pack a travel brush for on the go moments when you need fresh breathe.
Take care of yourself
It’s important to put yourself first so you can truly be there for others. Often people will become overwhelmed because they overextend themselves. If this sounds like you, then take moment to reflect and take care of yourself
Simple acts of self-love include taking a warm bath, treating yourself to a nice cup of warm tea, or going for a walk outside in nature. You don’t have to spend money to take care of yourself.
Stay up-to-date on your appointments
Visiting the doctor and dentist is important especially this time of year. When you stay up to date on all of your appointments you feel current and you feel as if things are in control of your life. By simply visiting your dentist for your regular cleaning, you feel healthier and stay stress-free. This holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful. You can make the most out of it with these easy to follow steps.
For more health advice visit Laurelhurst Dentistry, a Portland OR dentist. Shannon Kaiser is health writer.