Cold Day Health Tips

Now that we have the Gloria squall on our hands, the weather has become more unstable. Cold wind, snow, frost, the rough sea… Just look at the snow that has fallen in Sierra Bermeja. Therefore, these days we must pay special attention to our health.

Today we bring you a series of tips to protect you in these cold days. Don’t miss it!

Health tips for cold days

Avoiding alcoholic beverages

The main reason to avoid these types of drinks is that alcohol dilates the blood vessels and increases heat loss. In addition, it has the effect of making us not notice the real cold, so we can incur is to undress, and therefore catch cold.

At Home

Getting a warm home without leaks is a good start to avoiding health problems caused by cold. Some of the things we can do are:

  • Try to maintain a temperature between 20ºC and 22º C.
  • If you do not have heaters or systems that generate heat, you should avoid standing still. Physical activity generates heat and helps to combat cold.
  • Avoid sudden temperature changes

IMPORTANT – Greenhouses

When we talk about health tips to avoid the cold, many people tend to abuse stoves, so special caution must be taken with wood and gas stoves to avoid risks of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Clothing

Many people do not know that wearing several thin layers is much more effective, and protects us much more from freezing temperatures, than wearing just one thick layer. This is because they form insulating air chambers between them. But this is not enough, these days, to avoid the cold, it is recommended to wear the following clothes:

  • Hats
  • Earmuffs
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Prepared socks for the cold
  • Winter boots, in case of rain or snow

Avoiding self-medication

If we want to take care of our health it is very important not to self-medicate. If you have any symptoms of illness, you must go to your doctor so that he can prescribe the most suitable treatment for your situation. On extra days, the illnesses that require special attention are

  • Heart problems
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Cold and flu
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes

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