How to protect yourself from flu and colds in winter

Winter is the season when we are most susceptible to flu and colds. For this reason, we should take measures to protect ourselves from these diseases. Here are some tips that can help you stay healthy.
Wash hands and ventilate
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Wash and ventilate hands

One of the simplest and most effective ways to protect yourself from the flu and colds is to wash your hands regularly. Bacteria and viruses can easily be transferred from surfaces to the hands and from there to the nose, eyes and mouth. For this reason, it is essential to wash your hands as often as possible, using warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

Another important step is to ventilate your rooms. When you ventilate, you ensure that fresh air enters your home and that humidity levels remain at healthy levels. This can help maintain health by inhibiting the growth of bacteria and viruses.

Eat a healthy diet and stay hydrated

A healthy diet can also help you stay healthy. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to boost your immune system. You should also drink enough fluids to keep your body hydrated. This can help make you less susceptible to flu and colds.

Regular exercise

Regular exercise can also help you stay healthy. Exercise helps the blood circulate better and the body transport nutrients and oxygen more efficiently. In addition, exercise can help you relieve stress and strengthen your immune system.

Avoiding stress

Avoiding stress is also important for good health. Stress can weaken the immune system and make you more susceptible to flu and colds. Therefore, do regular relaxation exercises and make sure you get enough sleep. It can also be helpful to take regular breaks and make time for things you enjoy.

Protection against infections

Part of protecting yourself from flu and colds in the winter is protecting yourself from infections. This may mean getting regular flu shots and keeping your distance from sick people.

Enjoy sauna sessions and toughen up at the same time

A combination of a healthy diet, sufficient exercise and relaxation is the best recipe for staying healthy in winter. But sauna sessions are also a valuable way to strengthen the immune system and prevent colds.

The high temperatures in the sauna not only moisten the mucous membranes, but also strengthen the body’s own defense system. This increases resistance to infections and helps to stay healthy.

But the relaxation experience in the sauna also contributes to your health. Stress, which is one of the main triggers for many health problems, can be relieved in the sauna. Therefore, spend time in the sauna regularly to relax physically and mentally.

When taking a sauna, however, you should follow a few rules. For example, avoid spending too much time in the sauna and drink enough water to avoid becoming dehydrated.

With a combination of a healthy diet, exercise and regular sauna sessions, you can effectively avoid cold-related downtime and get through the winter in good health.


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