1. Exercise – Exercise is important all through the year, but can help you get in shape for the winter months. If you exercise by walking outdoors, it may be time to locate other places you can walk that are protected from harsh winter weather. Indoor shopping malls are great places to walk and often have walkers clubs. With the days getting colder, take a few extra minutes to warm up your body and stretch your muscles before you exercise.
2. Diet – Add fall vegetables to your diet. Many of the root vegetables are in season now and are an inexpensive and nutritious way to add variety to your diet.
3. Drink More Water – You can experience dehydration even during the winter. Dry central heat robs your body and skin of vital moisture. If you keep hydrated, then your mucous membranes also stay hydrated, working much more effectively to filter our disease causing organisms.
4. Sunscreen – Yes, even in the fall and winter months you should be thinking about sunscreen. Don’t let the cool temperatures fool you!
5. Hats and Gloves – Wear a hat and gloves when you go outside. The hat keeps warmth from escaping through the top of your head and the gloves help prevent painful frostbite.