Be Healthy

Winter can be a wonderful time of year, but for many people it can mean several months of misery if they live in a part of the world which experiences severe cold weather during the winter months.

On the one hand, there are all sorts of exciting winter activities:

  • downhill skiing
  • cross-country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowshoeing
  • snowmobiling
  • and other outdoor winter activities.

On the other hand, there is the temptation to pretend we are a bear and just hibernate until the spring thaw comes.

The truth is, becoming inactive during winter can be one of the worst things you can do for your health. It might seem tough to enjoy the short days and long nights of winter, but spending time outside during each winter’s day offers several health benefits. Continue reading

The term ‘superfood’ is reserved for foods that are very nutrient dense, and full of vitamins and minerals. There are certain superfoods that are available in the winter and go perfectly with all those seasonal recipes.

There are also superfoods that contain important nutrients to help with illnesses during the season, and are highly recommended to use during the winter. Here are some of the best ones:

Leafy Greens

The first superfood you should start eating to help with your winter illnesses and overall health in general is your leafy greens. These include any of your dark, leafy lettuces, such as spinach, kale, collard greens, and mustard greens. Continue reading

Cold and flu season can be daunting for those who find themselves catching every cold or virus that comes along. If you think you get a disproportionately large number of colds, or just want to be better prepared for the wintertime bugs, there are some things you can do to boost your cold and flu defense. Here are some ideas: Continue reading