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Ways to Persevere with Cold and Flu during the Fall Season

The change in season can disrupt daily routines and make a person more susceptible to colds and flu

Ways to Persevere with Cold and Flu during the Fall Season

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The fall season arrives with shorter days, cooler temperatures, and innumerable fun seasonal activities. While there are various benefits of the autumn season, the transformation can also be a challenge. Lesser hours of daylight and changing weather can be hard on both physical and mental health for myriads of people. With the changing colour of leaves, autumn can also be a challenging time for health. The change in season can disrupt daily routines and make a person more susceptible to colds and flu. Considering this, it becomes highly crucial to take some additional steps to stay healthy this autumn.

Start consuming a Vitamin D supplement as most of the Vitamin D we get is from the sun, so the intake reduces when the weather is colder. Vitamin D supplements can boost mood as well as the immune system.

Make productive plans for yourself during the cold months as, during the winter, we tend to hibernate if we don't have things to keep us occupied. With the dark nights and cold weather in the autumn and winter months, staying healthy can turn out to be a chore. We can also feel more lethargic in these months so it's important to keep our energy levels up to help ward off cold and flu viruses

Moisturize your skin since ruthless temperatures can make the skin dry. Consuming in-season food such as beets, cabbage, eggplant, broccoli, roasted squash, pumpkin, broths, roots, and leafy greens are all efficacious in order to stay fit during the fall season.

Being physically active can ameliorate brain health, strengthen muscles and bones, manage weight, and improve the potential to perform everyday tasks. Studies have revealed that adults who sit less and do physical activity gain innumerable health benefits.

Wear layers of clothes like gloves, a winter coat, a scarf, warm socks, ear muffs, and snow boots in order to protect your body from the dropping temperature.

Consume immunity-boosting foods as the weather gets colder and flu season commences, it's crucial for the immune system to be in entire fitness. Eating healthy foods with vitamin C like limes, oranges, guavas, and substantially more is the key to fighting off infections and other ailments. Garlic, ginger, spinach, and almonds are also big conquerors when it comes to elevating health and immunity.

Stay hydrated as it gets colder, as the human body can lose as much fluid as it does in hot climates owing to the high levels of energy utilized in colder climates.

Sanitise the most touched items like cell phones, remotes, tablets, and keyboards as they are all germ habitats. It's always effective to make it a habit to sterilize these areas with wipes, throughout the cold and flu season.

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