Ready for a positive spin on winter?  Okay, here it comes.  With all the time you spend indoors here in Connecticut, you have more time to unwind, catch up on your reading, and just take a breather from your otherwise busy lifestyle.

That doesn’t sound so awful, does it?  Still, you know what they say about “too much of a good thing”, even when that good thing is rest and relaxation.  So yes, give your mind and body a break, but follow these common-sense tips for staying healthy, too.

Supplements: Vitamin D helps fend off infection, decrease joint pain, control blood sugars, and may even help prevent certain cancers. And with the shorter winter daylight hours, you’ll benefit even more from vitamin D supplement.

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Plants: The more time you spend indoors, the less connected you are to nature.  Adding more plants to your living environment can help.  Plus, certain varieties of house plants effectively remove bacteria and other pollutants from indoor air.  These include Boston Ivy, Aloe Vera, Spider Plants, and several other.

Dry skin: Handwashing is always a great way to stop the spread of germs and viruses but, with dryer indoor air during the winter, it also can be tough on your skin.  So, after washing your hands, apply a soothing lotion.

Exercise: It may be harder to exercise during the winter, but it’s far from impossible.  Join a gym or purchase a simple exercise mat and give yourself a vigorous daily workout.  Get your kids involved, too, as staying active strengthens everyone’s immune systems, helps prevent winter weight gain, and fights off winter depression.

Winter also will pass more quickly with a problem-free heating system. That’s where we come in:  Nero Air Conditioning & Heating. We’re your local full-service indoor comfort specialists. Why not contact us today to schedule a heating system cleaning and inspection. You’ll appreciate the added comfort, convenience, energy savings, and peace of mind.

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