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5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

TeaWinter is notorious for the spread of cold and flu viruses.  The shorter days and cooler temperatures tend to send us indoors where viruses thrive. Even in the normally warm regions of central Texas, winter weather can bring icy, cold conditions that make our Grand Prairie apartments the place to be.

Tips for Healthy Living This Winter

  • Load up on Vitamin C. During the winter season, Vitamin C can be an important component of fighting off a virus and maintaining good health. At the grocery, load up on citrus fruits and leafy greens to get your daily dose throughout the week. Supplements can also help, but whenever possible, natural foods are your best source.
  • Keep up your exercise routine. It’s easy to forgo your morning run when the temperatures dip, but studies have shown maintaining an active exercise routine can keep your immune system running at top speed.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Cold and flu viruses love an immune system that isn’t up to par. Making sure you clock eight hours of sleep each night will help your immune system be ready for the fight.
  • Get your daily dose of sun. Vitamin D is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. We can get our daily dose through fortified cereals, fatty fishes and beef liver.  If beef liver isn’t normally on your menu, an excellent source is regular sun exposure. Just ten minutes of sun exposure without sunscreen can help your body produce enough Vitamin D to ward off seasonal depression and lower your risk of heart disease.

Although winter can seem to last forever, these few tips can help you avoid illness and make the months fly by. Our community amenities at Derby Park Apartments, like our fitness center, can also help you maintain your health this winter. Stop by our leasing office today to view available floor plans and take a tour of our community.