Body Care by Ayurveda In Winter...

Winter is a season when the body craves for more food. People tend to eat repeatedly at irregular intervals due to increased digestive power. Moreover, physical activity is reduced to a minimum . A combination of excessive food intake and less physical activity is the root cause to a series of health alterations.
Exercises and Play: All children like playing and winter is the good season for the same. Body requires fresh oxygen and physical movement. Playing keep your children body part moving and also provide more air and oxygen. Playing is not mean video games or game on tv. Your children need physical movement of their body parts.

Be clean: Ask your children for wash their hand properly before eating. If they don’t show interest in washing hands just do the trick and buy some soaps that your child like the most. It will allure them to wash hands every time before eating.

Avoid fan: It has been noticed that children make use of fan even in winters at bad times which is not good. Be alert and ask your child to avoid such things which may make your child ill.
Food habits

Eating nuts and dry fruits (in limited quantities )like Sesame seeds, Almonds, Cashews, Pistachio, Walnut, Hazel nuts, Dates, Apricots, Prunes, Raisins will provide necessary vitamins, natural oils and provide required nutrients to keep the body warm.
Use spices like Black pepper, Garlic, Onion, Cumin, Coriander, Ginger, Asafetida ,Mustard seeds to help in the digestion and elimination of abdominal gases.
Vegetables like drum sticks , spinach, amaranth , bitter gourd, green banana , fenugreek leaves ( Methi), Mint leaves provides the necessary fiber and nutrition and at the same time are easily digestable.
Sprouts have a lot of fiber and proteins in them. Their consumption will help provide enough energy without feeling heavy.
A glass of fresh warm milk ( preferably organic fresh milk) with a pinch of turmeric and black pepper will boost the immunity.
Freshly prepared warm food will enhance circulation and increase enzyme activity.
Fruits rich in Vitamin C like Gooseberry ( Amla), Orange, Lemon, Tangerine help flush out the toxins from the body.
Fasting once a week at regular intervals is recommended to detoxify the body.
Basil: intake of basil is very good in winters for your child. Make use of fresh basils in your meal and offer it to your child.

Avoid eating ice creams: Child many times asks for ice creams even in winters and sometimes they eat outside without your permission. Ask your child to avoid and keep them away from it.
Skin Care:
Always us a moisturising soap, foam, gel while bath and apply body moisturising cream.
Apply sesame oil to face and neck. Remove oil and makeup with a soft towel.
Mix one teaspoon of honey with one teaspoon of milk and apply to the skin. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse of with warm water. It is also a good remedy for winter dryness.
Mix equal parts of olive, mustard oil and sesame oil and then massage it all over the body.
Make a paste of one papaya or peach and avacado. Apply to skin. Leave on for at least 20 minutes then rinse with warm water. It is another simple home remedy for winter dryness.
Massage your skin with an oil before going to bed.
Use a thick cream moisturiser to seal in as much moisture as possible.
Don't forget to apply a sunscreen during the winter also.
Hair Care:
Oil massages are a vital part of any winter hair care regimen. Olive oil and almond oil are healthy oils that will provide your skin and hair with fatty acids and vitamins. These nutrients penetrate deep into the scalp and hair shafts and keep your hair smooth and problem free. Jojoba oil is very similar to sebum and is easily absorbed by the hair and scalp and so you can add a few drops of it to your hair oil. Use warm hair oil and cover your hair with a shower cap to trap the heat and increase the amount of oil absorbed by your scalp and hair.
Allergic reactions occur when your immune system overreacts to normally harmless substances, such as dust mites, pet dander, mold and cockroach droppings. Most people think allergies only act up in the spring, but the winter can be just as difficult because it's harder to avoid allergens when you're stuck indoors.
Tips for Fighting Winter Allergies
The air outdoors is crisp and pollen-free. But make sure the air indoors is just as clean.Warm up.A cozy night in front of a warm fireplace -- there's nothing better. Just make sure you store firewood outside, to keep mold and pollen where it belongs.

Clean heating ducts and filters.
Dust and dust mites thrive in your heating system. Professional cleaners can give your ducts a clean bill of health. Change heat system filters at least once a month

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