Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"
Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Thursday, July 24, 2014


You know, you are more likely to catch cold in winter, but how else is your heath affected in CHILLY weather.

Here are 9 Winter facts you probably are not aware of.

(1) Internet searches for mental problems increase by 11 %. Interaction with others are important for mental health We also eat less heathily and are exposed to less natural light and have less vitamin D.

(2) You can exercise for 40 % longer in winter than summer.
The reason? it's easier to work out in cooler temperature than hotter ones.Your sessions use up that entra energy.

(3) Two thirds of light bulbs could trigger sore winter eyes.
Dark nights mean we spend more time living in artifcial light, therefore, it leads to eye strain and fatigue nbspto avoid this risk buy brightest bulbs you can and don't just rely on ceiling fixtures
to light the room.

(4) 38 % of migraine sufferers get winter migraine while you can't avoid the weather,migraines normally hit when you reach a thres hold caused by a build & nbsp   up of triggers.

(5) Below 18 degrees celsius (64.4 degrees fahrenheit) the becareful point for your heart.
When the indoor temperature drops below this is Australia the death rate goes up-particulaly in regard to nbsp;     heart problems.

(6) By the end of winter 58 % of the population of USA are deficient in Vitamin D.

(7) More people die in winter than summer.
About 376 people die in Australia every day in summer. but in winter that increases to about 432.
The reason, says the Australian institute for Health and welfare, is that diseases that affect the vulnerable like pneumonia and influenza are more preventable in Winter.

(8) You have about a third less fat-fighting bacteria in your system now. It's becoming increasingly clear that nbsp;gut bacteria play a role in balancing weight.

(9) 61 % of those who were hospitalised in the US last flu season, were aged between 18 and 64.
Why does this matter? because while we can't always know exactly which influenza strain will dominate in Australia.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Michiko,
IF at all possible a daily walk in sunshine is great for winter. Eating as much fresh fruit, especially citrus fruits, helps build up our immune system. As well as eating lots of fresh vegetables. Of course straining eyes in bad lit rooms is always bad. Doing some hobbies that are enjoyable are a great thing to do in winter time. Maybe organizing those photos from fond vacations? That will lift the spirit because of so many happy memories.
Trying always to keep a possitive attitude helps us live through the colder and darker months of winter.
Keeping some houseplants that bloom, like orchids are bringing happiness to daily life...
Stay positive dear friend and you soon will see spring coming your way with NEW life all around you.
Tight hugs,

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, intriguing survey about winter, Michiko-san.
I really agree with what Mariette said for every detail. (haha, especially about Orchid part)


Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Tamago said...

This is a great list! I was not aware that we get less vitamin D because we are not exposed to sunshine enough in winter. Have to make sure not to stay indoors all the time! Have a great weekend, Michiko san. Enjoy your winter :-)