Stay Healthy in Cold Weather
  • Avoid touching your face, something people do between nine and 23 times an hour.

  • Clean the hard, high-touch surfaces in your home often.

  • Eat a well-balanced diet. Dark green, leafy vegetables are rich in immune system-supporting vitamins; eggs, fortified milk, salmon and tuna have vitamin D.

  • Get some sun.

  • Get the flu vaccine.

  • Give yourself the gift of mindfulness.

  • If your nose or throat gets dry in the winter, consider using a humidifier.

  • Maintain good skin health.

  • Make sure you're getting enough sleep.


  • Pay attention to winter indoor air quality.


  • Stay away from others who are sick.

  • Stay hydrated; eight glasses a day of water is a good goal, but that could be more or less depending on lifestyle and the size of the person.


  • Stay physically active, even during the winter.

  • Wash your hands often.

  • And one more important thing this year: When it's your turn, make sure you get the Covid-19 vaccine.