Health & Wellness

5 Winter Health Tips

All of us at CHI St. Luke's Health wish you and your family a happy and healthy winter season! Check out our favorite winter health tips.

1. What To Do If You Get The Flu

With it being flu season, you are most likely taking steps to prevent the spread of the flu by getting a flu shot, keeping your hands clean, etc. But what should you do if you end up catching the flu? Get well soon with this advice.

2. Stop the Spread

Do your part to stop the spread of germs and infections. Keep these simple tips from Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group in mind to stay healthy, especially during cold and flu season.

3. Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

The season of giving is upon us, but we aren’t only referring to the holidays. It is also the highly contagious cold and flu season. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu usually peaks between December and February. Focus on spreading joy rather than germs; discover the difference in symptoms of the cold and flu and how you can prevent getting sick this winter.

4. Most Common Winter Sports Injuries

With winter in full swing, it’s time to hit the slopes and the ice skating rink. Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice hockey, ice skating, sledding, and other winter sports are great ways to stay active in the cold weather. Like all physical activity, winter sports require participants to take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy. Find out what the most common winter sports injuries are and how you can decrease your risk of injury.

5. Asthma During Winter

Asthma affects about 25 million people in the United States. Unfortunately, asthma can get worse during the winter season as cold and flu viruses spread. The lungs are already sensitive, and a respiratory illness can lead to exasperations easily. With exposure to asthma causes, the airways become inflamed, the surrounding muscles tighten, and more mucus develops, making it difficult to breathe. Learn how to prevent asthma attacks, and have an asthma action plan for the cold winter season.

Make an appointment with your Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group primary care physician to make sure you are doing everything you can to halt the spread of germs and infections.

 

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