Cold weather has a dramatic affects on our bodies in surprising ways, but not all changes are bad.
Low temperatures make lips dry and many people have a habit of licking their lips to moisturize. Licking your lips can provide temporary relief from dryness and chapping, but if you make it a habit, your lips will only get worse.
Saliva evaporates at a very rapid pace, making the lips even drier very quickly. Saliva is paced with several enzymes that are “harsh” to your delicate lips and make them feel more uncomfortable.
In case your teeth are sensitive, in the winter, they can cause a sharp pain when the weather is too cold. Cold air can affect the nerves within your tooth and cause toothache. Dentists suggest breathing via your nose only when outdoors, wrapping a towel without your mouth to keep warm and save sensitive teeth from the cold weather.
Blood Sugar Rises
In Cold weather our bodies release more stress hormone, which raise blood sugar levels. For many people, when the temperature drops, blood sugar rises.
Remember that physical activity helps lower your blood sugar. Doctors also recommend working from home in the winter to control blood sugar levels.
Easy To Lose Weight
Although many people still gain weight in the winter, the body also burns more calories when it is cold. As the body adapts to low temperatures, we generate heat and burn extra energy. Interestingly, when we shiver or jump , we are burning more calories to keep our bodies warm.
More Wrinkles Appear
Our skin is often more vulnerable in the cold season. In winter, the humidity in the air talking, causing blood circulation to take place more slowly, your skin easily becomes drier. When the skin does not hold enough water, wrinkles are more likely to appear.
Eyes are more prone to dryness in winter. We often forget to wear UV blocking glasses in the cold season and reflected sunlight can seriously damage our eyes. The thin watery film that covers the eye is very sensitive to changes in the environment, such as dry air or wind. Indoors, the use of heaters can damage this membrane, when outdoors, cold winds will dry the eyes. Doctors recommend using an air humidifier, artificial tears, and standing in the shade when outside.
Easy To Get Dehydrated
During the winter season, thirst is negligible, so we often forget to drink water, because the body sweats less in cold weather. However, feeling less thirsty doesn’t mean your body needs less water or is already hydrated. It is important that you drink the right amount of water that your body needs every day to maintain moisture in your skin and keep your organs in good shape.
Easy To Catch Flu
Autumn is the transition between summer and winter, the weather changes and so do the temperatures. This change creates an environment for flu and other viral illnesses, which is why people tend to get sick more often.
To prevent possible diseases this season, you should adhere to a good hygiene routine that includes healthy daily habits.
When it starts to get cold, you may find you tend to sleep more than before. In fact, days become short and winter affects the body’s sleep-wake cycle. There is less light exposure which means, you feel fatigued.
It is not easy to change this. So try to enjoy the sun whenever you can and get maximum rest; that won’t certainly do us any harm.