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Four Amazing Health Benefits of Winters

November 25, 2021    7 min read

Winters are around the corner, temperatures are dropping, and chances are that it’ll get even colder. What most of us would want to do is to stay cozy indoors with a mug of hot tea, but have you wondered if there are any health benefits of cold temperatures ? If so, what are they?

Research has suggested that cool temperatures could bring a range of health benefits and that we shouldn’t always shun exposure to cold. In this blog, we give you an overview of some of these proven benefits.

Source: The Guardian

Cold Temperature Is Beneficial For The Brain

Colder temperatures help people think clearly. Research shows that people perform tasks better when the room temperature is set at a cooler setting than a warmer one. What's more, other research shows that people are less inclined to tackle cognitive problems in the summer, as opposed to winter, because the summer uses more glucose that's needed for mental processes. So, getting outdoors for a brisk walk to a local coffee store in the wintertime could give you your next big idea for a work presentation. It does differ from person to person but cooler temperatures will put your mind at ease

Cold Temperature Reduces The Risk of Diseases

It can lower the risk of diseases. Sure, you might be more likely to catch a cold, but you're in the clear for several diseases and viruses that are more prevalent in warmer temps. That's because pesky mosquitoes hibernate during winter, which translates into a decrease of mosquito-borne diseases, including Zika, West Nile virus, dengue fever, and malaria during the winter season.

Winters Reduce Infections

It can help you fight infections. Yes, you might get more colds during the winter (not so great), but you are actually better primed to kick your immune system into gear and fight the infection more effectively. Studies have shown that the human immune system can be activated when exposed to the cold, and this enhances someone's ability to fight infections.

Winters Improve Sleep Quality

The cold can boost sleep quality Our bodies follow a circadian rhythm that self-regulates eating, sleeping, and activity patterns according to day-night cycles, thereby allowing us to function normally. Studies that were recently covered by Medical News Today have found that insomnia and other sleep disorders can impair our perception and cognitive function and heighten the risk of kidney disease and diabetes.

Plus, one of the upsides of shorter days is darker mornings, so you can naturally sleep in later, no blackout curtains required. If your bedroom temperature is between 65 and 70 degree Fahrenheit, you might burn more calories, too

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