5 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, the motivation to get outside and exercise comes much easier.

But when the cold weather comes around, that motivation can take a nose dive.

Whether you’re retired, a busy parent, a single professional or a child, there are many fun and creative ways to keep moving this winter to help fight off colds and the flu, and maintain your overall health.

Park Farther Away
Those extra steps can add up. It may be good to buy a pedometer to track exactly how many steps you take each day.


Keeping Active in Cold Weather

person walking in snow with a dog

When the leaves and temperatures begin to fall, many people envision a winter’s worth of curling up by cozy fires, cooking traditional comfort foods and binge-watching holiday movies.

But increased food intake and decreased activity can have a cumulative effect, resulting in habits and health changes that last beyond the winter months.


Enduring the Holidays After a Loss

a woman hugging her teenage daughter who is struggling with grief

The ideal holiday season is festive and filled with warm, positive feelings.

Have you lost someone you loved this year? A spouse, parent, sibling or friend who was deeply important to you?

If this will be your first holiday season without them, you are no doubt feeling grief.

You may even be dreading the holidays—and wondering how you’ll ever get through them.

There are steps you can take to help yourself grieve and recover.



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