Healthy habit: how to stay healthy

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Washing hands frequently is a necessity to stay healthy this winter. Kim Smith ’15

Washing hands frequently is a necessity to stay healthy this winter.
Kim Smith ’15

As the brisk cold weather becomes an everyday occurrence, it is important to be extra vigilant about staying healthy. Bacteria and viruses become stronger and more apparent in the winter, and thus, the percentage of people diagnosed with the flu raises rapidly. Here are some tips on how to escape these viruses and stay as healthy as possible this winter.

  • Spend time outside and get lots of fresh air
  • Get the flu shot
  • Stay away from sugary foods and eat as healthy as possible
  • Wash hands thoroughly for a full two minutes each time
  • Moisturize to avoid excessively dry skin caused from the brisk air
  • Stay active! Exercise as much as possible
  • Wear appropriate clothing for the cold weather- hats, gloves, socks, jackets
  • Change your toothbrush every three weeks, especially after being sick
  • Go to sleep as early as possible
  • Stay hydrated
Everyone develops his or her own technique to stay healthy.
“I like to get exercise outside of the airless institutional environment and lights that leech energy. I also drink lots of fluids, especially coconut water. I eat nothing white, no sodium, no sugar, no wheat ever, and lots of superfoods,” Upper School English teacher Mrs. Linda Vasu said.

While staying healthy in the winter may be a challenge,  following these simple tips will help fight off any winter infection.
 
– Kim Smith, Staff Writer
http://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/your-guide-to-staying-healthy-this-winter/#page=4