The use of Chinese Medicine and other forms of natural health products to change how cold we are
Autumn is well and truly here and winter is on its way! With the cooler days and milder weather, you may be looking for some ways to keep warm.
The winter weather can leave you feeling achy, dry and cold to the bone, no matter how many woolly jumpers you put on. There are many other ways however to warm up naturally in the winter months. Read on to find out how.
As hard as it can be to get up from the comfort of your bed when it’s freezing cold outside, daily exercise is an excellent way to keep warm in the winter months. Cardiovascular exercise in particular boosts blood circulation to the heart, generating an increased amount of internal heat and a sweat on the skin as it does.
Some tips for exercising in the winter months include:
- Increased strength training, which can be safely carried out in the warmth of the indoors of your home or local gym.
- Make sure to warm up properly before starting your workout to ensure adequate blood circulation around the body. Cold weather can inhibit blood flow to the muscles, which in turn may cause cramping if you have not warmed up the muscles sufficiently before exercise.
- Cold weather can be dehydrating, so make sure you keep your fluids up when exercising by drinking plenty of water before, during and after your session.
- Wear appropriate winter exercise gear when exercising outside to ensure you don’t catch a bad case of the chills.
- If getting up in the dark is too much to ask in the winter months, choose an alternative time of day that suits your body clock better.
- Try your hand at some winter sports, such as skiing, ice hockey, ice skating or snowboarding.
There can be reasons in natural health that give rise to being cold. Stress, immune issues, detoxification issues, weight issues, thyroid ill health are just a few things that a naturopath can figure out using such tests as Live Blood Analysis, Iridology,, Heavy Metal Testing, Toxin Testing and the like.