5 Health Benefits of Cold Weather
Winter doesn’t have to be a burden to your health—it might just be good for you.
Cold weather has always been notorious for bringing about sickness and ailments. But despite what you’ve been told about the gloom winter delivers, cold weather can actually be really good for your health. Here are five health benefits of cold weather.
1. It may help you burn off calories
Studies show that exercising in cold weather or even just shivering while on that short walk from your office to your car can burn extra calories.
2. It can help you fight off infections
You might be more susceptible to colds in the winter time, but according to this study, when your immune system adapts to cold environments, its ability to fight off infection gets stronger.
3. It can help you get a better night’s sleep
Many studies have proven that sleeping in a cold room can improve your quality of sleep and help you get to sleep quicker. So, there’s no harm in kicking your thermostat down a few notches at night.
4. It can improve your brain function
You might feel a little sluggish at times during winter, but research shows that cold weather may boost your brain activity and get you thinking clearly. Keep that in mind before your next work presentation during the winter season.
5. It can give your heart a kickstart
When you’re exercising in the cold air, your heart works double time to keep you warm. So, if you want to stay active in the winter, a brisk jog in the cold air might do you some good. Though, be cautious in the winter if you suffer from heart disease.
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