How much water we should drink in winter has still remained unclear. We have been told to drink eight glasses of water every day to stay healthy.
However, the quantity of water a person needs to consume daily depend on many factors including his health, the geographical area he lives, and the physical activities he does.
Health experts always advise us to drink enough water so that our bodies do not get dehydrated.
For that, it is essential for us to know the need of our body for fluids.
We lose water every day through different body activities including breathing, sweating and urinating. It is essential that water remains in our body within a healthy range.
In winter we usually create an artificial hot environment to keep ourselves warm and this sometimes causes dehydration. We also consume foods that are often high in calories. That is the reason why we need to drink enough water to maintain this fluid balance.
According to health portal Medical Daily, the Institute of Medicine determined the ideal amount water is approximately 3.7 litres for men and 2.7 litres for women.
It recommends the athletes or anyone about to engage in a physical activity that will make them sweat to drink 1.5 to 2.5 extra cups of water to compensate for the fluid loss.
For many favorite is their favourite season. They get wrapped up in a warm blanket and watch TV. People also enjoy sleeping.
But there are some seasonal affective disorders, known as winter blue that can make you sad, depressed and give a lonely feeling. Similarly, winter is also known as a season of cold and flu.
Due to lack of adequate sunlight the vitamin D in our body get depleted and it can trigger illness. Get outside often or sit in a place which gets enough sun light.
Although it is important to eat well during winter to stay warm, avoid too much sugary food and carbohydrate. Try to add in your diet plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. You may try a hot bowl of soup.
Exercise regularly to maintain a healthy immune system. You may do yoga. People suffering from arthritis may have surprising benefits if they go for outdoor walking during winter.
Drink right amount of water. It is better if water is warm. This will keep you hydrated and help you avoid cold and coughs, the common health problem people often face during winter.
Stay cheerful and get the right amount of sleep. Regularly wash your hand to keep bacteria infection at bay.