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Tips to Stay Warm and Healthy in Cold Weather

Tips to Stay Warm and Healthy in Cold Weather
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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