Healthy through the winter: Practical tips for body and soul

During the cold season, our health and well-being are particularly challenged. So how can we best prepare for winter to stay fit and vital? In addition to proven methods such as sauna sessions and alternating showers, there are other measures that can support us. But what are they and how can we best integrate them into our daily lives?
The positive effects of the sauna
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Sauna included: 3 proven tips for a healthy winter from the inside and outside

  • Strengthening the immune system through a balanced diet and vitamins.
  • Regular visits to the sauna to increase the body’s defenses.
  • Relaxation exercises and meditation for mental balance.

The positive effects of the sauna

Sauna is not only a place of relaxation, but also offers numerous health benefits, which are especially useful in the cold season. The alternation of heat and cold strengthens the immune system and makes the body more resistant to colds. In addition, sweating in the sauna promotes blood circulation, which in turn improves the skin’s nutrient supply. This can help keep the skin supple in winter and prevent it from drying out as quickly.

Alternating showers: A kick-start for circulation

Alternating showers are a simple but effective way to get your circulation going and boost your immune system. Alternating hot and cold water stimulates circulation and exercises blood vessels. This helps to reduce the risk of catching a cold and increase overall well-being. In addition, alternating showering has a positive effect on the skin: It gets better blood circulation, feels fresher and can retain moisture better.

Exercise in the fresh air

Even when temperatures drop, don’t forget to get out in the fresh air regularly. Walks or light jogs in the fresh air boost the immune system and lift your mood. The fresh winter air is often clearer and less contaminated with pollutants than summer air. In addition, exercise in the fresh air can prevent winter depression because daylight stimulates the production of serotonin, the “happy hormone.”

Balanced diet for a strong immune system

A balanced diet is the key to getting through the winter in good health. Especially during the cold season, you should make sure to eat enough vitamins and minerals. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C can support the immune system and strengthen the body’s defenses. Zinc, which is found in nuts, seeds and meat, also plays an important role in immune defense.


To prepare for winter, you need not only warm clothing, but also a conscious approach to your own health. Through measures such as sauna visits, alternating showers and a balanced diet, one can strengthen the immune system and prepare oneself optimally for the cold season.

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