4 Take cold showers. It may be highly unpleasant, but it’s an excellent way to build your body’s tolerance to cold temperatures. It’s also the closest we will ever experience diving in the Arctic. You could alternate between hot and cold water to get used to the temperature changes.
5 A diet balanced in healthy proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, such as lean meats, dairy products, whole grains, and vegetable oils, is a proven method of coping with winter without unnecessarily stressing the heart and digestive system.
6 By engaging in an aerobic exercise program, your heart and lungs can circulate oxygen-rich blood, and your body will function better.
7 Think of other cooler places. With this mental trick, thinking that there are people who live without complaining in areas as cold as Antarctica or Siberia, a winter night in your city or town will no longer seem so hard.
What are cold illnesses? Numerous illnesses characterize winter. The most common winter illnesses are the common cold, influenza, gastroenteritis, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
The common cold is the most widespread winter illness caused by a virus affecting the respiratory system. Symptoms include mild headaches, fever, and runny nose.
Influenza comes on quickly and persists longer than colds, bringing more severe symptoms such as fever, body aches, headache, chills, and sore throat—also, gastroenteritis and norovirus cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Finally, RSV is a virus that can cause bronchiolitis and pneumonia in young children. Therefore, it is essential to take preventive measures against these diseases by getting vaccinated and taking other precautions, such as washing hands and avoiding large concentrations of people.