As international students, going to the hospital and getting drugs may cost a fortune and can greatly impact your school performance. Therefore, why not try some tips to help your body adjust better to the changes so that you can stay vibrant and healthy during this time.
There is less moisture in the air during Fall and Winter so keep your water bottle close by. Hydrating your body can prevent cracks on the skin and get rid of toxins in your system. At least 8 to 10 eight-ounce glasses of water daily is generally recommended.
Boost your immune system
During cold and flu season, you can boost your immune system by eating raw fruits and vegetables that contain various vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. For example, vitamin C is an important vitamin and antioxidant that the body uses to keep you strong and healthy. Most citrus fruits such as kiwi fruit and grapefruit contain the very high level of vitamin C.
Seasonal foods are in accordance with the nature. They naturally offer higher nutritional content than out of season unripe fruits and vegetables. It is beneficial to eat holistically for both your health and the health of our planet.
In Fall and Winter, turn toward warming foods which include carrot, sweet potato, onions and garlic and some spices and seasonings such as ginger, pepper corns and mustard seeds. The principle of warming foods is that they generally take longer to grow than foods that grow quickly. Animal foods include fish, chicken, beef, and lamb. Eggs, corn and nuts also fall into this warming category.
Don’t let the cold weather stop you from moving! Exercise can help control your waistline since holiday feasts are almost here. Some indoor exercises such as yoga and other moderately activities after meals are also good choices of keeping your body active.
Always check the weather report before heading out and wear appropriate clothing since temperature changes dramatically during this time.
Hope everyone stays away from sickness and enjoy the beauty of the seasonal change!