Winter kit essentials!January, 2020
People often anticipate winter as a cold and dreary season, defined by freezing rain, wind, sleet, and snow. A loss of daylight and a dramatic reduction in temperature can leave even the most dedicated optimist feeling dreary. Maintaining physical activity throughout the winter can benefit you both mentally and physically, but preparation is key! Having everything you need to stay warm and healthy can make the difference between a happy and a horrible season.
- Warm drinks
- Lip balm
Although we often associate dehydration with the warmer months, it can play a major role in physical health throughout winter. In colder conditions, dry air takes more effort for your lungs to humidify, forcing your body to work harder and subsequently require more water. Instead of a cold glass of ice water on a chilly day, try drinking at room temperate or mix things up with hot beverages!
As cold weather takes hold, people often take extra steps in their daily routines to keep skin moisturized against dry air. However, the importance of lip balm in combating chapped lips cannot be overstated. Skin on the lips is particularly delicate because it has no moisture producing glands like the rest of your skin. Lip balm is essential in creating a protective barrier between your lips and frigid winter temps.
Layers are a Canadians best friend – when it comes to wrapping up for warmth be sure to include gloves, hats, toques, scarves, and of course socks. It may seem obvious, but these layers are critical in maintaining core body heat when temperatures drop below freezing. Plus, the feeling of being bundled up in soft cotton or wool is always a bonus.
All COLD-FXers know our body has the natural capacity to defend itself, but in the dead of winter everyone can use a boost. So, when you’re packing for a day in winter wonderland, don’t forget warm layers, hydration, lip balm, a pair of skates, and COLD-FX Daily Support or Chewables!