There are many beautiful things about winter–the holidays, snow on the trees, and time with family. But along with the sweet comes the sour–cold weather. Take caution this winter and prepare for the cold with our 5 tips below.
1. Maintain a good diet
Winter might mean you don’t go out to eat at as much, but that shouldn’t stop you from keeping a healthy diet. Fruits, vegetables, and vitamins should still be staple of any diet no matter the weather. A healthy diet is a the easiest way to be assured you maintain optimum strength and energy.
2. Check your rugs
Make sure your rugs are flattened and there aren’t any places for you to trip over. This advice could apply for any season, but it’s especially relevant for Winter, as people wear clunkier shoes. Check where you regularly walk and make sure there aren’t easy fall surfaces.
Though you may not want to venture for a walk outside, you can still do light exercises indoors. Keep your legs and arms strong by doing simple, light-weight exercises in-doors. If you aren’t working to make yourself stronger, it’s likely your muscles will atrophy. Keeping up your physical health is also one of the easiest ways to keep your mental health sharp.
4. Check your Shoes
Bad or no traction on your shoes is one of the biggest causes of unnecessary falls. With Minnesota winters, you need all the traction you can. Check your shoes, and replace any shoes that don’t have adequate traction.
5. Have a Cell Phone with You
Wherever you go, it’s good to have the ability to call others. While on the road, winter snowstorms can come out of nowhere and leave you stranded. Keep a cell phone with you at all times, just to be safe.
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