The winter presents a different set of challenges when it comes to our well-being. The dark, long nights paired with the colder temperatures can leave us in a funk both physically and mentally. Yes, the shortest day (or longest night) is the winter solstice on December 21, but winter is just beginning and we have a long way to go until the days become brighter, longer, and warmer. We here at HPFY can give you some options for surviving this difficult time.
Believe it or not, our well-being (both physical and mental) faces a different set of challenges in the winter than during warmer weather. Since we are locked in our homes due to colder, darker weather (not to mention Covid-19), there is a plethora of different issues that can pop up to make us a little more miserable during the winter. Some of these winter problems can include:
Winter can be a little bit depressing, but once you understand what gives you the blues there are methods for overcoming this dark season of winter. There are many ways you can improve your winter wellness in the comfort of your own home without stepping out into the cold. Some survival tools available at HPFY are as follows -
A doctor may prescribe liquid medication for breathing ailments and this nebulizer system provides fast and efficient aerosol delivery of these liquid medications to improve breathing. Its unique design delivers medication time after time for effectively treating asthma.
Who doesn’t love a massage? With us being homebound during the pandemic and winter being dark and cold, this easy to use massager applies pressure to sore muscles without needing to visit or hire a massage therapist. Not only can it apply direct pressure to specific areas it can increase circulation and give temporary relief from muscular tension, stiffness, and soreness.
Getting around in winter can be treacherous with snow and ice. This cane offers a wide base which can allow for greater weight-bearing and stability than your standard cane. With easy, pushbutton height adjustment this cane only weighs 2.7 pounds and can be adjusted without tools. The rotating handle allows for easy adjustment for either the left or right hand.
Lower back pain can be experienced during the winter due to snow shoveling or removing ice. This pad can be worn tucked into the waistband of your pants comfortably all day to alleviate pain or discomfort in your lower lumbar region by providing magnetic fields that allow your body to heal. Each magnet provides 400 Gauss of healing power and the pad has two magnetic fields.
With more people indoors, wearing a mask can be the best way to avoid Covid-19 this winter. This N95 mask has a soft and comfortable inner surface while being extremely durable and can provide eight hours of protection with extremely low breathing resistance. The high elasticity head straps provide a tight and secure seal and the adjustable nose piece easily molds to the bridge of your nose to minimize leakage and prevent eyewear fogging.
Coronavirus, while being predominantly a respiratory illness, can negatively affect your heart. This digital stethoscope is the most advanced device of its kind and provides amazingly rich sounds from your heart, lung, and other body parts. This allows clinicians to monitor the heart’s electrical activity and screen for arrhythmias while recording and saving sounds for later analysis or a second opinion. This data is streamed directly to a smart device for audible and visual analysis by clinician-friendly software.
Designed for discrete use at home or at work, this 2 light system can produce 10,000 lux from a pair of 55 W light tubes. The high-impact polycarbonate lens filters out 99.3% of UV rays and minimizes harmful blue light. Ward off the effects of long dark days with daily sessions of this light therapy system!!
Each season, whether it be winter, spring, summer, or fall, presents a unique challenge to our well-being. The winter season can be the most difficult to us humans, but there are ways that can help you survive this time just a little bit better. With a little help you can survive this cold and dark time of the year but pay close attention to your mental and physical well-being and if it gets worse seek out professional help. Remain calm, spring is around the corner!!
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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