2010 December HealthThing.info

2010  December  HealthThing.info

Tips to Stay Heart Healthy in the Winter

Some people are glad that the weather is not so hot, but the winter brings with it its own set of precautions for your health. Keep reading to learn how to stay heart healthy in the winter months.

You would think that because you are not out in the blazing hot sun that you could rest easier with matters of the heart, but not so. In fact, the incidence of heart attacks seems to go up during the winter. Why is this?

Firstly, let’s look at cold weather. Just like the bears, we get slower, inside and out. The body temperature under normal conditions is a balmy 98.6 degrees. It has to work harder during the winter to maintain that core temperature.Read the rest of this entry

When the weather turns cool there seem to be more incidents of sinus problems. Blocked sinuses can be a pain to deal with, especially if you are a busy person. Before you drive to the nearest pharmacy, the answer to your situation may be in your kitchen.

We as a society have lost touch with the “old ways” of healing. Before there was modern medicine there were its precursors: herbs, plants and other medicinal tools. Many of them you have in your home right now.

You are not sure? Well here are some treatment options you can use at home to unblock those sinuses;Read the rest of this entry

In winter we look for fare that will stick to the ribs and keep us full throughout the day. Instead of reaching for processed or fast food items, take a look at the winter garden. There are tons of good items there that will not only satisfy your tummy but keep you healthy as well.

Vegetables are a healthy source of carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals. During the winter, you can get crafty with these vegetables in foods like soups and chowders. But before you do that you need to know which vegetables you are going to be working with.

Cruciferous vegetables are indeed winter veggies. You can enjoy an abundance of broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. All of the crunch helps you to chew more and eat less. They also make good substitutes in certain recipes.Read the rest of this entry

The skin is the largest organ in the body. Usually when there is a problem elsewhere in the body it shows up in on the skin. This winter, help your entire family to maintain a radiant outer covering.

One of the biggest threats to skin is dryness. This is more of a problem in the winter (when the air is dryer and colder) than at other times of the year. Because there is not much sun, we don’t think about our skin. But, by the time that you notice the signs of dryness, it has often been going on for some time.

Most of us don’t think about our skin until it comes time to show it. In the winter, most of the skin is covered up (or at least it should be). But, this is when we need to be paying more attention to it so that when we reveal our covered areas, we show off a moisturized outer layer.Read the rest of this entry

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