Although spring and winter days bring lovely cooler weather, low temperatures and dryness are also good breeding conditions for germs and viruses that may cause illness. 

It’s essential to stay healthy during winter and spring to prevent these viruses and germs from causing you or your loved ones to grow ill. 

Here are a few tips for staying happy and healthy this time of year and making the most of the new elements that these seasons bring. 

5 Ways to Stay Healthy in Winter and Spring

Print it out and put it on the fridge! Here are five tips for staying in tip-top shape to take on all the new elements that these seasons hold. 

1. Wash your hands often

According to the World Health Organization, you should wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds after coughing, sneezing, or using the bathroom. The same goes for when your hands are visibly dirty and before eating. 

This tip should come as no surprise, as we continue to live in a COVID-stricken time where regular hand-washing is essential to combat the virus. 

2. Get a flu shot

The flu is a pesky part of winter and spring, causing millions of Americans to become ill each year. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that everyone over the age of 6 months should get a flu shot. These shots are adapted each year to take on any new flu-related invaders. 

3. Make time for activities

On cool and hay fever-stricken days, it’s often more appealing to remain comfortable indoors than to go for a walk or run. However, remaining active plays an important role in staying healthy. Exercise also assists in lowering anxiety, improving your sleeping habits, and maintaining your weight. 

4. Eat healthily

Hand in hand with a healthy body go healthy eating habits. Winter fruits like oranges, clementines, apples, and pears are fast-marching soldiers in the war against germs. Other nourishing ways to take care of your health include eating hearty vegetable soups, which you’ll find jam-packed with sources of vitamin C to help combat a cold. 

5. Go for regular checkups

Stay in tip-top shape by visiting your doctor on a regular basis. 

Visiting a health professional is also the best way to stay ahead of asthma, allergies, and sinusitis — all those bothersome elements that pay a visit when spring has sprung. Your health care professional will be able to assist you with EpiPens, inhalers, sinus medication, and more. 

Find a health practitioner you can trust

By following these five tips, you can ensure excellent care for your family. It’s crucial to combat all the pesky germs associated with spring and winter. 

It’s also important to have a health practitioner that you and your loved ones trust and who has your best possible health at heart. 

Spring Mountain Medical is the perfect family- and health-orientated solution. We offer a wide range of primary care options for both acute and chronic healthcare needs, as well as preventive health and physical exam services.

Contact us today and put your health in the hands of true professionals.