Prepare for the winter holidays 7 winter tips

If you are planning a vacation and vacation in winter to enjoy the unique climate of winter sports, it is essential to prepare for the trip well in advance. Holidays in the mountains are particularly popular, and we also like to go on foreign trips. However, this now involves meeting the conditions described on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the conditions for entry into the destination country.

Whether you spend the holidays in Poland or abroad, prepare accordingly, take care of yourself and your loved ones to make the holiday time a time of rest.

The following tips and advice will help you!

  1. A good outfit for the trip is a must, especially for winter sports. It should be waterproof, guaranteeing warmth and comfort. The "onion" principle will work, as it will allow you to adjust the layers of clothing to the conditions:
  • thermal underwear,
  • Socks-thicker and higher than standard,
  • Sweatshirt - providing thermal insulation and circulation of air and water vapor, wicking moisture away from the body,
  • Pants and jacket, preferably with a membrane that will provide waterproofing during activity,
  • gloves (two pairs - an outer, waterproof pair and another for warming),
  • A hat, scarf or multi-functional scarf,
  • trekking shoes.

When doing "ordinary" activities, do not dress too "warmly." During the first few minutes on the move, you should feel a slight thermal discomfort, which will pass after a few minutes, as your heart rate increases.

(2) If your child is going to a winter camp - make sure that there will be qualified medical staff on site. Inform about illnesses, if your child suffers from them, allergies, medications taken. Put a first-aid kit in your child's suitcase - painkillers, ice spray, ointment for bruises, throat tablets, bandages.

3 Take care of your skin - exposed in winter to wind, cold, low temperatures, reacting with dryness and tightness, very susceptible to irritation. Remember to moisturize it intensively and regularly. Hydrate your body and drink at least 2 liters of water a day.

Take care of:

- delicate skin of the lips - use, for example, protective lipsticks with beeswax and oily creams,
- skin of the hands - their basic protection is first of all... gloves; also pay special attention to the selection of the appropriate hand cream, replace delicate, moisturizing emulsions with thick, greasy lotions,
- skin of the face - remember about gentle cleansing, wanting to preserve the natural state of the protective coating formed by the so-called water-lipid mantle, avoid coarse-grained, aggressive scrubs and irritating gels, get the right cream for your skin type, - skin of the whole body - it is worth changing the scrubs and gels, get the right cream for your skin type. avoid coarse-grained, aggressive scrubs and irritating gels, get the right cream for your skin type,
- skin of the whole body - it is worth changing the lotion for a nourishing butter or nourishing oil and regularly exfoliate the skin, for example, with an oil-based scrub.

4 Remember that the sun's rays affect your skin and eyes all year round, hence the need to protect yourself from their harmful effects. Lubricate exposed skin with sunscreen in autumn and winter as well, and protect your eyes by wearing good sunglasses and headgear.

5. note that heating and air conditioning can worsen the condition of the skin. In addition, devices - phones, computers, printers, etc. disturb the ionic balance of the air. Because of this, the skin often becomes rough, gray and dry. Take care to keep the air moisturized.  

6 Take care of physical fitness - your own and your family's. The Ministry of Health recommends that every student should be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day, doing a variety of activities: morning gymnastics, walking, taking the stairs, playing individual and group sports, dancing. The WHO recommends that 18-64-year-olds should devote at least 150 minutes a week to moderate physical activity or 75 minutes to vigorous exercise.

7 Think about getting the body used to a change in temperature. We primarily associate hardening with walruses, but there are other ways to adapt the body to changing temperatures. The simplest method is to be outdoors - you can walk, run, do various activities. You can also exercise at home, but with the window open. The important thing to remember is that we must be healthy at the time.

And finally, one important point. The holidays are a time of rest. Don't plan for these days to catch up or learn new things. Get some rest!

The information contained in this article is for general information and educational purposes. They are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It is recommended that you consult your doctor or other qualified health care professional for advice on your specific symptoms, ailments or condition.