Limit spending your time outside when it is cold. When you go out, ensure to wear warm clothes in several layers. Also, wear warm socks and gloves and cover your head and hands.
Avoid drinking alcohol while going outdoors. It can expand your skin’s blood vessels while removing heat from your vital organs.
Cold temperatures can easily make you dehydrated and stress your immune system. So, drink a lot of water and stay hydrated.
During the winter, the chances of getting the flu can be high due to low humidity, cold temperatures and indoor heating. The flu can badly affect people with heart disease. Hence, it is important to take steps to prevent the flu.
Eating light meals for easy digestion is always good during cold temperatures. Also, avoid eating more sweets during holidays and festivals.
Wearing warm clothes and indulging in physical activities can cause overheating. If you have heart disease, overheating can cause blood vessels to suddenly widen and lead to low blood pressure.
It is essential to eat well during winter. Avoid consuming fatty, fried, sugary foods as they can increase cholesterol levels leading to high chances of developing heart disease.
Mild physical activity is important to be fit and healthy. You don’t have to go out to exercise and can do it at home, like yoga, dance, mild aerobics, or meditation.
If you have heart ailments, it is safe to avoid intense labour like snow shovelling. Take short breaks in between for rest.
Try to consume only hot food to keep your body warm during cold temperatures.
Smoking is dangerous for health. Especially smoking during cold temperatures can further increase the risk of heart attacks.
If you have heart disease, staying indoors on chilly days can help you save yourself from sudden cold strokes.
If you have heart disease, consult your doctor to take some safety precautions during winter. Follow them strictly to ensure you are healthy and fit.
It is ideal to avoid going outdoors from indoors too often. Sudden changes in temperature can stress your heart and your body.
If you do not have a history of heart problems but are experiencing chest pain or discomfort in your upper arms, it is better to consult a doctor immediately. It can be an early sign of a cardiac problem.