eWellness: Some precautions to stay healthy during the winter months


Dr KK Aggarwal    09 January 2018

  1. To prevent winter depression, sit in the sunlight for long or stay in indoor spaces with illuminated light.
  2. Early morning blood pressure is higher in winter than in the summer months. Therefore, people with high blood pressure should ask their doctor to increase their blood pressure medicine during the winters.
  3. There are more heart attacks in the winter months than in the summer months and therefore, any chest pain especially in the morning in winter should not be ignored.
  4. Avoid food that is excessively sweet, sour or salty during the winter season.
  5. Everyone should ask their doctor for pneumonia and flu vaccine.
  6. Pneumonia during the winters can be deadly in very young and old people. Flu vaccine should be given to all high risk individuals, especially, people with asthma, diabetes and heart diseases.
  7. During the winters, one should avoid sleeping in closed rooms with electric gadgets like heaters on
  8. Check the earthing of all the electric devices especially the geyser
  9. Avoid using sugar while preparing sweets; instead one can use either Stevia or jaggery especially in Gajar Ka Halwa.
  10. Avoid switching from one temperature to another without giving the body enough time for adjustment.
  11. Vitamin D is essential for good health. Each person should spend 40 minutes in the sunlight each day, especially before 10 am and after 4 pm.

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