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Everyone’s favorite unofficial holiday is right around the corner: Hot Chocolate Day! January 31st is the one day out of the whole year when you get to indulge in a mug of hot cocoa and not feel guilty about it.
For those with dietary restrictions, one tasty treat might be enough to set you back on your health goals. Luckily for you, it’s very easy to whip up some hot chocolate that’s both low-fat and sugar-free.
Enjoy these tips to make this winter beverage so healthy, that everyday can be Hot Chocolate Day!
For many people, winter means saying goodbye to time spent in the great outdoors. Cold weather banishes summertime fitness favorites like kayaking, swimming and volleyball on the beach. You may have to put these activities on hold for a few months, but there’s so much more you can do inside to stay fit!
Most people are well acquainted with the dreaded cold sore and know the pain of that initial itch all too well. By the next morning, you’ve woken up with an unsightly blister on your lip—just in time to lead that important presentation at work!
Cold sores have ruled your life for too long. We’ve got the best tips for treating, preventing and concealing cold sores so you’ll never have to cancel plans over a blemish or sore again.
It can be hard to connect with nature this time of year. It’s cold outside in the Western hemisphere, and in many areas, spending recreation time outside requires gear, or heavy jackets and snow pants at the very least. While there are plenty of reasons why it’s easier to stay inside, making sure that you and your children are getting quality time outdoors is vitally important.
It’s common for people’s routines to change during the winter months. The colder weather makes it harder to get outside, holidays disrupt your schedule and add stress, and the shorter days can put a damper on your mood. Together, these things have the potential to impact your overall health and wellness.
The winter season offers both joys and challenges; in 2020, there’s an awful lot more to navigate when it comes to protecting your health during the chilly, darker days. Not only are you combating cold weather, shorter daylight hours, and an increased likelihood of a cold sore outbreak, but this year you’re navigating all the lifestyle complications of the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be a lot - but there are some ways to work towards keeping your face and body nourished and prevent those pesky cold sores from cropping up!
While winter might be a beloved season thanks to its snow and festive holidays, it’s one of the most dangerous times of year for your hair. The weather changes common in winter can harm even the healthiest locks in many ways, leading to a frizzy, damaged mess before spring.
Cold and flu season is nearly upon us, and some of us might be feeling more anxiety about it than usual. There’s almost no escaping the colder months of the year without catching a cold, the flu or some other upper-respiratory infection. It doesn’t take long for the runny nose, sore throat, foggy brain and general feeling of malaise to overwhelm you. Before you know it, you’re spending the day in bed, drinking fluids and trying to push through.
Aside from the cooler temperatures, one of the most dreaded parts of fall and winter is the increase in wind that stings your face and musses your hair. While you might be annoyed at the wind ruffling your carefully done ‘do, what you might not realize is that too much wind can damage your hair. Being proactive about hair care and hair protection while outside can reduce the harm windy weather can cause.