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Winter Care Tips for Senior Citizens

    Winter is that time of the year when we look forward to celebrating the holidays, curling up by the fire, and having fun with the family. But if you note, this season also brings with it a few challenges and health-related risks, especially for the elderly. Hence, you must prepare yourself before the season arrives.

    Here in this section, we present you with a list of tips and best practices to help you stay safe and healthy when the temperatures start to fall.

    • Stay Active

    Stay active and keep moving your body. Get up, take a walk, and get some fresh air. You can also stretch your hands, wrist, shoulders, and legs every now and then! It will not only increase the blood circulation in your body but will also keep winter-related lethargy, stiffness, and pain away.  Moreover, it will make you sweat, and keep your skin healthy and fresh.

    • Follow a Healthy Diet Plan

    The food you eat is the main source of nourishment for your body. Hence, it’s important to consume food that is rich in nutrients. Proper nutrition will boost your immune system and help you stay away from winter-related diseases/ illnesses.

    You can also take various vitamin supplements to balance the vitamin level in your blood. You will find a great selection of vitamin supplements at the local store as well as online. However, ensure you use it as per your doctor’s or dietician’s advice.

    • Stay Hydrated

    Ensure you drink lots of water throughout your day. Keep a water bottle close to you or set alarms to remind yourself to take a few sips. You can also add some lemon and mint to your filtered water. It will not only make the water taste better but will also increase your fluid intake naturally.

    • Spend Enough Time in the Sun

    Spend enough time in the sun daily. A small amount of sunlight during the day can help increase your vitamin D levels naturally. It’s ideal for those suffering from orthopedic conditions. Additionally, this practice will keep your body warm and strong, during the winters.

    • Equip Yourself with Essentials

    The dull, cold weather can cause unexpected problems and it is important to equip yourself with all that you need in order to get through the season unscathed. Stock up on medicines, moisturizing creams, and warm clothes. Keep emergency numbers handy, prepare for power outages and perform a routine check of the heating systems before the cold weather arrives. 

    • Regular Body Check-Up

    The immune system is at high risk during winter. As a result, a regular body checkup becomes all the more essential during this season. It will not only make you aware of your overall medical condition but will also help you enjoy the chilly weather without any discomfort.

    Winter is just around the corner - so start preparing ahead for the upcoming season. A few lifestyle changes will not only keep you safe and healthy but will also help you enjoy the season beautifully and with confidence.

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