Winter Health Tips V
5. Eat more plants--the ones that are sources of omega-3 fatty acids. 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, chia seed, and walnuts are especially good sources of ALA. Recent research is suggesting omega-3s have anti-inflammatory effects, skin protection, and hydrating impacts, as well as some cardiovascular disease prevention.
Winter Health Tips IV
4. Take a class--with a friend. Winter can be a tough time for many of us. All that darkness can take its toll on our mental health. Not only do classes improve your mental and physical fitness, but they help to fill that social craving that we have as human beings, too.
Winter Health Tips III
3. Get a flu shot--if only to be a good citizen. By getting the flu shot you reduce the chance that you'll harbor the virus and pass it on to someone who is more immunologically vulnerable, so to speak.
Winter Health Tips II
2. Protect your skin! Sunscreen is more important in the winter. UVA light is tough to avoid because it passes through window glass and stays the same strength ALL YEAR LONG! This is why sunscreen is critical even in the winter months regardless of where you like to spend your time. So find a moisturizer that contains broad-spectrum SPF 15 protection.