6 Easy Ways to Combat the Cold Weather

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6 Easy Ways to Combat the Cold Weather

 

The start of September means that the beach weather has finally come to an end. Soon, leaves will turn brown and the atmosphere will be chilly. It is also expected that rain will come, as well, which means the Sun will suddenly get shy and probably won’t make its regular appearance. Gloomy weather and cooler temperature could have an effect on a person’s behavior and physical health. To make sure you are still bright and bubbly in the fall season, here are a few things that you could do: 

 

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1. Exercise

Beating the bleariness due to the chilly and downcast weather doesn’t mean that you should chase the Sun, as it will most likely be impractical and expensive. Doing some exercise routines should make you cheerful too and fight the depression that usually sets in when the season changes. It also has the added benefit of helping you maintain good health. Working out on a regular basis can help you get a good night's sleep. 

 

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2. Maintain a healthy sleep routine

As an adult, it can be hard to keep a healthy sleeping habit because of the tasks that need to be accomplished. Sleep deprivation can have a negative effect on a person’s life. According to a web post by the National Sleep Foundation, 90 percent of people’s moods and energy levels are linked to the changes in the seasons. This connection can result in seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a form of depression.

 

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3. Dress for the season

Cold weather means layers! This is a great time to flaunt your favorite trenchcoat or those cute and warm scarves. Aside from preventing the body from getting cold, throwing some fashionable outfits can also lighten up your mood, and Reader’s Digest reported that researchers from the University of Queensland proved that people dress in order to let other people know how they feel. 

 

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4. Drink enough water 

In any season, a person should be hydrated at all times. Drinking water is an important thing for the body aside from eating food because it keeps the organs healthy and functioning correctly. Even if the weather is getting colder and you don’t feel thirsty more often, it doesn’t mean that the body is having enough amount of liquid that it needs. Staying well-hydrated will aid the body to adjust to the seasonal change ahead.

 

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5. Avoid napping too much

Sure, it is quite hard to fight the urge to stay at home and nap all day. This is because of the fatigue that comes when the season changes. Avoiding naps during the late afternoon could help in having a better sleep routine. Late afternoon naps can actually cause crankiness throughout the rest of the day. Staying active or focusing your attention on something else is a great way to trigger endorphins that fight off sleepiness.

 

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6. Take a warm bath

Soaking in a warm bubble bath while sipping a glass of wine is a great way to relax after a long day at work. It is also a great way to combat the cold weather that affects body temperature. Artificially raising body temperature is one possible solution for people who have problems falling asleep at night. 

 

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