Time for quiet
ARE YOU READY
for some downtime?
With shorter days, longer nights, and rainy or cold
weather, winter is a perfect time to change things up
and find a new rhythm.
Sure, snowy slopes beckon the skiers among us.
But who can resist the draw of hot cocoa in front of a
warm, crackling fire?
Do you find yourself slowing down, spending
more time indoors? We might not hibernate like
some creatures during the winter. But deep down,
we know there’s value in these cold-weather months.
Winter gives us permission to do things we don’t
usually have time for during the rest of the year.
Make time to do something for every part of you.
Here are a few ideas:
Try some floor exercises or other indoor
activities to keep strong and fit. At mealtime, go easy
on comfort foods and load up on veggies.
Finish an old knitting project or learn a
new craft. Clean out your photo or computer files.
Test your skills with a crossword puzzle. Or give in to
the wildly popular adult coloring trend.
Spend a fewminutes meditating or praying.
Call a friend for a quick chat—especially if he or she is
homebound. You’ll lift his or her spirits and your own.
In every season, PeaceHealth is here for you and
your neighbors—working to help you live long and
strong. Read on for encouragement and inspiration
in working together to advance good health in our
How do you stay healthy in the winter?
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Winter is the time for
comfort, for good food and
warmth, for the touch of
a friendly hand, and for a
talk beside the fire: It is the
time for home.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
PeaceHealth Medical Group
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation