5 Ways to Defeat the Cold this Winter

5 Helpful Tips to Defeat the Cold this Winter

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It's that time of year again, where the cold is really hitting hard. Around this time, you are most likely dreaming of laying on a beach somewhere and praying that your car heater prevails through the 10 degree weather. Here are some tips to keep your spirits up, even though the temperature is down:

1. Stay Active

The winter is known for being a time where most people get the blues. The sun is rarely out, it's easy to stay in bed all day. Make sure you are staying active! One great thing about the cold is that you can participate in many winter sports you may not have the opportunity to do any other time of year. Exercise is proven to lift spirits and now is the perfect time to dust off those skis!

2. Avoid Cold and Flu

Along with exercise, staying healthy and away from cold and flu is another way to keep yourself going during the winter. Nothing quite gets your down like bad weather and sickness. Make sure you are washing your hands regularly, getting enough sleep and sanitizing things you haven't in a while. Say, whens the last time you cleaned your keyboar, your door knob, or washed your gloves? 

3. Drive safely

Nothing brings out the crazy drivers like a winter storm! Make sure your vehicle is equipped with the right necessities to get to your destination safely. This may include chains or a spare tire. Make sure you are getting routine checks to your car as well. Stay up to date on traffic conditions to guarantee the easiest route to your destination. 

4. Use your heater wisely

We all know that our electricity bills go WAY up during the winter months. In order to avoid this, try heating yourself, not necessarily your entire house (especially if you live alone). Use a space heater in your room and bring on the blankets! If you are using your heater, make sure no heat is escaping from anywhere in your home. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, you may want to invest in one to make sure your heat isn't running too high when you're not paying attention. 

5. Dress well

Layers layers layers! It seems like a lot of the time the weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you are prepared for any occasion. Don't forget to wear a hat, for you are losing heat from anywhere that is exposed. Another helpful tip is to keep hand warmers in your pockets. Definitely a life saver when you forget your gloves!

....and if all else fails, take a tropical vacation, you deserve it. 

The Quickbook Gal wishes that you and your family finish out these winter months safe, happy and healthy!

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