By Kimberly Adler-Morelli
Snuggling under a cozy blanket with a steamy mug of something warming is one of the delights of winter. And it’s even better after a chilly day outside! It’s easier to get exercise in the warmer months, but your muscles need year-round movement to stay strong. Being outdoors in the winter can also improve your mood, reduce stress and boost your immune system and metabolism.
However, as Grace Guerrier, MD, a primary care physician at Geisinger Berwick, reminds us, “Viruses thrive in low temperatures, so while you’re out having fun, remember to wash your hands frequently to stay healthy.”