As the seasons change, so can our health. The way we feel is very much dependent on what’s going on around us, and whether there’s humidity in the air or snow on the ground you can end up feeling down and out and a little ill because of it. But you can also take steps to prevent such feelings from taking over. There’s a lot you can do to support your brain and body during these crazy weather days.
Drink More Often
Water is incredibly important to drink every single day, of course, but in the summer/autumn months, when the weather tends to be hotter and/or humid, you’ll need plenty more of it! Staying hydrated will help you to feel more energetic, and will stop harmful sun rays and the effects of heat from getting to you.
Depending on your body size and lifestyle, your water consumption needs will be different from someone else’s, so drink as much as you feel you need to. But if you fill up a water bottle in the morning and make sure it’s empty by the evening, you should be good!
Sleep as Much as Possible
Sleeping is one of the best ways to fend off seasonal colds and flu; your body uses this time to heal at a deep cellular level, and rest is always highly recommended by any doctor in the world. Indeed, in the quest for global disease elimination, being able to create safe spaces where people can rest easy is a huge part of the job.
So when you’re not feeling well, hit the hay and don’t feel guilty about it! During any season, sleep is the best way to fend off the worst of the weather, so make sure you’re focusing on your sleep hygiene and trying to get a full 8 hours every night.
Eat the Right Vitamins
As the season’s change, so do your vitamin needs. In winter you’re likely to need Vitamin D, and in summer our bodies can be much more in need of Vitamin A. So when the seasons change, make sure your diet does too. You may need to consume different foods and/or supplements depending on what the weather is doing, to help your brain and body cope with the effects.
Try to Stay Active
Staying active can be hard when it’s pouring down with rain or when it’s freezing outside and you can’t wear your running shorts as you usually would. But it’s so important that you try! A bit of exercise a few times a week will go a long way to keeping the cold off your back during the winter, and will even help you to stay cooler during summer. Be sure to wear plenty of protective clothing and sunblock if you’re exercising outside, even if you’re just going swimming on a sunny day!
If you want to beat back seasonal fever, use tips like these to fend off the effects on your health.