Winter is Coming; NO – It’s already HERE!

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I’ve heard the Phrase,

Winter is Coming… from the TV Series,

Game of Thrones.

 

Ironically,

This is a Post at what I’ve read on a Site,

A few things WE as a whole can do for Ourselves in building up a Stronger Immune System to tackle the little Viruses which Attack us during the Cold Months of the Year!

 

That said, no matter what we Most of the time do, it happens that we do Fall Prey to this little virus called the FLUE…

Here are only a few things which Might help you along the way.

 

Everyone might know this OR You’ll read it here,

BUT – there’s a Lot to be said by what We eat and how it not Only affects us but what It’s got to do with ourselves as Human Beings.

 

It wouldn’t be a Leap then to Understand and Realize that when I’m mentioning this,

One of the First things I’ll be Mentioning here would be,

Take care of your Diet and the additional Supplements which You consume.

Eat Whole Foods;

From the foods Our Bodies use some of the Following Nutrients:

Vitamins A, C, D, and E – there are Minerals such as Selenium, Zinc and Omega 3s which support your Immune System.

Look to whole foods such as Animal Proteins – if you don’t like this, eat Legumes, Whole Grains, Nuts, and Seeds; with this, you can supplement the Whole Foods with Fruits and Vegetables.

There are Superfoods like; Camu Camu, Reishi mushrooms, and Micro Algae.

 

In this, you should avoid the following, Seeing they Suppress your Immune system –

Processed Meats, Friend Foods, Soft drinks, Processed Baked Goods or Products with Artificial Sweeteners or Refined Sugars…

We cannot side-step Everything, but keep what you can in Moderation.

 

What helps a great deal, with the Flue and with your Immune System, that would be Vitamin C.

This would be really good, getting the vitamin from Fruits and Vegetables; which include – Berries, Citrus, Kiwi, Bell peppers and dark green Vegetables.

ONE thing I’d found out over time. As with Oranges – if you either just drink soft drinks with HIGH contents of Vitamin C, what most people don’t take into Consideration;

the Regularity of taking this Supplement is as important as taking it at all.

AND here’s just another idea for you – make SURE to eat the Fruit itself when you’ve got the Chance as the raw material of the Fruit helps your Digestive tract as well…

Good all around!

 

It’s important to use the Strong and Healthy Herbs and Spices.

When preparing food, take the time in using some of these in your meals;

Onions, Garlic, Black Peppercorn, Cayenne pepper, Allspice, Curry, and Turmeric.

All of them contain nutrients which help Boost your Immune System.

 

Keeping yourself well hydrated is very good. The water assist in the production of Lymph, which in turn help with White Blood Cells and help out your Immune System Cells as well.

For an extra boost, Use Lemon with your water or in the water some Vitamin C additive.

 

Our bodies need sleep to rejuvenate itself.

Yes, in our busy lives there’s not always the time in Resting and Relaxing as much as we should; YET, the more Regulated your Resting is, the better your Body would deal with any Potential Viruses AND with Stress being such a High Factor in our lives – Rest is Far More important today that we think!

 

A great deal of our Immune System and response, fighting against Foreign infections takes place from the GUT.

THUS, our Digestive tract is very important. That’s a very good reason to keeping the Good Bacteria where they need to be. If you have to, add some Probiotics as well, found in Whole and Fermented foods –

Raw sauerkraut, Miso, Yogurt, Kefir, Kimchi, and Microalgae.

Always consider the Supplements to take, making sure of their quality and positive impact on your Health.

 

I’ve got you a CATCH 22 situation for you as well.

You KNOW when the Doctor Prescribe you a Treatment of Antibiotics when there’s an Infection which your body is struggling to Beat…

Just remember that the Antibiotics, helping your body out – It also attack the Good Bacteria inside your body as well.

At all times See what is the best for you AND consult with either Your Doctor and or Chemist when they issue you some Medicine.

Find it there’s something better you can take, not creating more Damage than being good…

 

If and when You do get the chance, Keep yourself not Only Physically busy but make sure that You’d break a sweat.

Exercise if good for the body and help increase our Immune Functions, it also Improves the Quality of your sleep and make your body Stronger.

So, do a bit more than normal – don’t OVER do it either… Everything in moderation!

 

Getting some time in the SUN, which in turn would mean that you’re getting some Vitamin D is a really good Idea.

With this in mind, having some FUN in the Sun sounds as good,

Which in turn would help with Your relaxation and enjoyment of your time.

Allowing the Endorphins to run Wild in your body,

Generally making a Good Positive impact on you…

 

BUT most of all,

With everything I’ve mentioned here,

Taking care of yourself and then Your Loved ones,

That’s the Most Promising of all…

Hiems est frigus (Latin) – Winter’s Cold.

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Huge 4 years old Dogue De Borgeaux dressed with pink hat and grey scarf and sweater sitting on a snow attentivly looking fat into the distance

We’re Fast approaching the Cold of Winter here in South Africa.

Some places in the World there might Still be the Cold of Winter or You might have recently Passed through it.

 

I KNOW from my Colleagues in the Past Three Years I’ve been working at the Second Hand Car Stand,

Most of them Believe there’s Something WRONG with me during the Winter Months.

 

That said,

The Day I do dress Warmly,

You can KNOW it’s Freezing Cold!

 

Here are a few of my Personal Tips if and when You’d like to Train Yourself at Handling the Cold a little better.

Just KNOW this isn’t to say that It’ll WORK for you.

 

ONE thing if You’d not known this about me, I was working at the Correctional Services for 12 years.

MOST of the time there I worked during the Night.

HENCE, most of the time at Some Point it was a little OR a Lot Chilly!

 

So here goes…

  1. If you CAN walk around during the Coming Colder Months for as long as you

can, Without dressing up TOO warmly – this will help your Body to some extent to Adjust to the cold and toughen up a bit more against the Cold.

 

  1. If you do Dress in a Jacket, Pull-over, Vest, Jersey or such; Make sure that your Arms are kept well Warm. Your hands will release the Heat from your body and IF you work a lot with your hands, this Can help with maintaining their Heat for as long as possible.

 

  1. You can in time Obviously dress in a Second T-Shirt of such under your Shirt or whichever you may dress in. Keeping Your Chest warm and keeping the Cold out AND off your Lungs is a very good idea.

 

  1. If you can get a Hold of Wool socks that’s a good thing as well. Dressing in time with Two pairs, the Second do not even need be Wool. The second will help in Insulating Your feet so heat doesn’t Dissipate that way either.

 

  1. One thing which is AS Important than anything I can tell you, The More Busy you keep, the More Active You are during the Day, You MIGHT burn more Energy, but this will also Generate Heat for the body as well. Making you Hungry as well, so keep up the Food or Drinks.

 

  1. The Pants You usually Ware, if they’re a bit Thicker in the Winter, not just Insulating Your Legs better, but with ANY wind blowing, Breaking the Wind

not allowing it to Affect Your body – that’s the key…

 

  1. You can Eventually wear Another set of Pants under your Top ones. Ski-pants or Long-John’s would help with Insulating. But you can also Dress in a pair of Slacks, Sweatpants. When doing this, you can pull your Socks OVER the Slacks or Sweats – this will keep them from Pulling Up. Also good to Insolate your Feet and Legs.

 

  1. THIS one will Not be as easy. If you wear Shoes or Boots, whichever You can Find which will work with Your Wardrobe… If they’re Water-resistant or Waterproof – it will mean that Little or No heat escapes from your feet.

 

There are various Places on our Bodies where Heat disappear, if you can Do All

You can to Prevent this, Your body will keep much warmer.

Your FEET is a big place where Your body Looses Heat from and thus, TWO pairs of Socks and Possibly the Boots – Shoes which will keep the Heat in.

 

Doing this ONLY almost will keep You much warmer than You might Imagine.

Our Heads, there’s a great deal of Heat disappearing from our Heads.

If you’re NOT able to do much here, then Concentrate on the rest of your Clothes – compensate for what You can do.

 

The MORE motion You’ve got in Your Arms,

This Also help with Generating Heat, it will get your Chest muscles working and

Make Your body burn more Energy.

 

You also need to keep Your Vitamins Intake up to date.

Even if You’re keeping Yourself warm and so,

Keeping Healthy is also a Big Must during the Winter.

 

Eating the Orange Fruit,

Not just getting the Juice is as Important as getting the Vitamin-C.

 

Then as well,

The Dryer You can keep Yourself,

The better that’ll Turn out for you.

 

As much as You’d like to Insolate Your Feet,

If they do get Wet or Cold,

You’d easily feel this Effect on the REST of Your Body…

 

When You’ve Dressed Yourself warmly and get TOO Active,

Be careful NOT to take Off too much Clothes.

If you’ve got a Jacket On, Just unzip it and Allow Your Body to Cool down on its Own.

If You change the Temperature difference Too fast,

This can lead You to become Ill – Sick.

 

The MOMENT You feel that MOSTLY Your Lower back become Damp,

That’s a Sign for You do slow-down and Relax some,

This is a Very Good Indication that Your TOO warm and if You now Chance something TOO fast,

Well, You know…

 

Any Sweating, Anywhere over Your body is a Very Good indication of Over-Heating and as I mentioned,

In most Instances this isn’t THAT good.

You will Become Irritated and Undress.

It’ll Cause You to Cool down TOO fast and You’d feel a

WET-Cold which is the Actual Beginning of Trouble for you.

 

Thus, You should Understand,

Regulating Your Temperature is as Important as it is for You

NOT to be TOO Cold as well.

 

There could be Other things which Cold work for You.

Take a Moment and Consider them.

You might come up with Better Ideas than I have.

 

Keep Yourself Safe, WARM and Healthy…

The Freezing Embrace of the Frozen Winter Arrival.

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There’s much we can Talk about when it comes the Winter,

To say the LEAST,

About Every possible thing or Every possible Season –

It would All Depend on how much We do not LIKE this Season,

OR

Whichever THING we do not like…

Thus,

What is there about the Winter You do not like?

We can be REALLY–REALLY Lucky that we do not have Snow Storms!

BUT then, We’ve had Winter Rains as of the Last Few Year though.

THIS, cannot be Nice when You’re at work and NOT Dressed warm enough!

The Winter as with ALL the Other season,

THOSE which we can Actually SEE these days;

Comes at us in Waves…

Now, We can very Seldom see Autumn and Spring so well,

BUT, when you see the Beautiful Change in the Leaves on the Trees,

The Bright Red, Orange and Yellow… I can tell you that is Autumn.

The very same thing with Spring,

The Moment the Blossoms comes out,

ALL of them looking Really Fresh,

That Be Spring… The warmth of Summer will Follow!

The Other thing that I myself Hate about the Coming Winter time,

I’m still active with One Window open where I work on my PC,

Giving me Fresher Air and Just barely Keeping the Temperature Low…

THIS also keeping pretty Wake,

Seeing anyone can get Tired…

BUT, while I was working actively the Other Day,

WITH this Window open only a CRACK,

That horrible Felt Fire SMOKE Reached in and SHOOK me around! ! !

It’s so DAMN interesting that WE believe that Nature cannot Regulate itself? ? ?

SO, I had to close the Window,

OR I’d be Smoked out of the Apartment while I really Needed to Work!

The VERY Next Day I was driving Home,

When I saw that Another Section of the Felt was being Burnt this time.

Although it was Much further from the Building than the possible Fire the Day before…

It’s SO Strange,

As soon as the Winter Passes around,

Everyone believes that they need to Burn the Felt so that it’ll grow better with the Coming Summer… Which the Idea I do Understand,

JUST how Regular it is that After the Fire had been LIT,

Those who actually WANT to burn the Felt,

They MOSTLY do not stay around to make sure it’s Safe for the REST around where the Fire Could and Would be Raging!

Another VERY Interesting THING I’ve picked up on,

I JUST caught this One Morning on my way to work.

Driving Underneath the ONE Bridge,

Knowing that just AFTER I exit it,

The S U N would Blast me with its Ray of Light!

This Isn’t so Interesting;

BUT,

What I did Pick up on,

With the Sun-Rise,

I would see it at an angle from the Direction I was Driving in.

If a Compass was Aiming NORTH right in front of You,

Then the Sun would be Rising in the POSSIBLE North-West…

For Everyone else,

Looking at the Clock Attached to this Post,

If the Clock’s ( 12 ) is Aimed where You’re Driving to,

Then the Sun would be Rising to your POSSIBLE 10 o’clock Digit.

Meaning, the Compass and Clock keeps still and pointing only in the Direction your driving at One moment.

I’ve NOT Physically Checked on a Clock OR Compass,

This its ONLY a Possible Indicator…

NOW THEN,

Later Afternoon when I drive the SAME way Home,

The Sun is this time Right in Front of me.

If Looked at the Compass and Clock,

It would RISE at the 10 O’clock or NW direction;

But with that Compass and Clock still standing Still in the Direction of the Morning,

The Sun would be Setting At the 6 O’clock OR

The SOUTH arm of the Compass…

If you Do Understand what I’m getting at,

NOW, Imagine when our Season is past,

With Summer,

To which Direction should the sun be Rising…

SEEING,

From the Day I Saw the Sun’s Position,

IT Had moved from almost Directly In Front of me,

TO the 10 O’clock OR North-West Direction…

NOT Too sure if it will MOVE even More from the last Position I’d seen it…

How much will it move and

How Interesting is it that THIS Movement OR Change in Season have Taken Place like this for Centuries,

A Day at a Time!

What Else is there that Just Happens which we Don’t Even SEE…?

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