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Tips to Stay Healthy in Cold Weather

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Tips to stay warm and healthy in Cold Weather

Tips to Stay Healthy in Cold Weather

  • One needs to balance Kapha in moist, rainy or snowfall.
  • Also need to balance Vata if you live in Cold Dry Weather.
  • Drink lukewarm water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
  • Drink lemon, ginger, honey, salt warm water to keep cough, cold, flu away from you.
  • Perform gentle and strengthening exercise slowly in cold dry (Vata) weather while longer duration and intense exercise in cold moist (Kapha) weather.
  • Do yoga like Sun Salutations, twist and turns.
  • Do meditation.
  • Do alternate nostril breathing.
  • Massage whole body with warm sesame oil atleast once in a week.
  • It’s fine if you bath just once a week.
  • Apply body lotion to keep skin moisturized.
  • Apply Bhringraj oil on hair to get rid of dry scalp, dandruff and hair fall.
  • Cover yourself with warm clothes from head to toes.
  • Increase intake of Vitamin A, B Group ,C, D and E.
  • Go out in the sun to get adequate Vitamin D.
  • Increase intake of Iron and Zinc also.
  • Eat Chyavanprash daily to boost overall immunity, before breakfast or dinner on empty stomach. Drink warm water or milk after eating Chyawanprash.
  • Eat warm, stable, moist, heavy, grounding, and juicy meals.
  • Eat mung and sesame products.
  • Eat omega-3 foods like Flaxseed to create natural oil retaining barrier for skin.
  • Eat dates daily.
  • Mix dry dates powder with coconut powder. Eat 1 tablespoon daily.
  • Dry skin responds well to high fat foods. Make sure you eat some. Like ghee.
  • Drink soups and stews.
  • Eat green leafy vegetables.
  • Inhale steam.
  • Wear ear plugs.
  • Massage feet daily at night with warm sesame oil.
  • Stay indoors if living in cold dry weather.
  • Follow daily routine.

Things to Avoid in Cold Weather

  • Bathing for too long and or bathing with very hot water as it makes skin dry.
  • Minimize intake of foods that contain lots of fibre as it increases Vata dosha in Cold Dry Weather.
  • Avoid consuming cold foods.
  • Avoid dairy as it increases Kapha except Warm Masala Milk or Warm Turmeric Milk.
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