There are four types of weathers around world and it varies from different part of the world. This is due to the fact that the earth move around the sun and many part of the world enjoy different weather at a different time of the moment. Among this weather conditions are summer, spring, autumn and winter. In this article winter is the main area of concentration.
Winter is the coldest season of the year in polar and temperate climate between autumn and spring. Winter is caused by the axis of the Earth in that hemisphere being oriented away from the Sun. Different cultures define different dates as the start of winter, and some use a definition based on weather. When it is winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it is summer in the southern hemisphere, and vice versa. In many regions, winter is associated with snow and freezing temperatures. The moment of winter solstice is when the sun’s elevation with respect to the North or South Pole is at its most negative value (that is, the sun is at its farthest below the horizon as measured from the pole), meaning this day will have the shortest day and the longest night.
The winter snow blanketing soaring mountains in certain parts of the country and clear, crisp days that awaken the senses. Hit the ski slopes, visit a winery or two or head along to one of the many winter festivals. Temperatures range from 1.5 – 15.5 degrees celsius (35 – 60F).
There’s no reason to be afraid of winter weather. Embrace it (and layer up) and you, too, can enjoy the season. The following are the benefit of winter.
▪ Most of us think that cold weather leads to dry skin and wrinkling, but a Harvard Health Letter from 2010 includes the following interesting info: “… moderately cold temperatures could be good for the vasculature because it trains blood vessels in the skin to be responsive.” So, rosy cheeks! And if you have dry skin, I recommend coconut oil-greasing — yup, that’s washing your face or body with coconut oil — if you have drier skin during the winter.
▪ Interestingly, science says 62 degrees is also the magic number for brainwork.so in the winter period, Our brains work better in cooler temperatures, too.
▪ Cooler temps can help you lose weight (the body burns more energy to keep your core temp at a cozy 98.6 degrees), can help you sleep better and may even improve your metabolism while you sleep. You might feel a little uncomfortable at first if you cool your bedroom down, but if you, for example, switch your bedroom temperature from 72 down to 62 degrees gradually over a few weeks, your body will adjust — and you’ll save money on energy costs.
▪ There’s a reason putting ice on an injury works. That drop in temperature reduces inflammation in, say, a sprained ankle or stubbed toe. But the theory works on a much grander scale, too — cold temperatures can reduce inflammation and pain all over.
In fact, athletes and spa-goers even have a remedy of sorts available for muscle recovery. A 2011 study found that, at extremely low temperatures, such treatments, called cryotherapy, did more for athletes to recover from physical activity than simply resting. Runners who were exposed to temperatures as low as -166 degrees F recovered from exercise faster than those who given other therapies or told to rest, The Atlantic reported.
At spas, cryotherapy chambers appear much like steam rooms — with, of course, the opposite effect. And while the majority of us probably won’t be taking a trip to the cold room, it certainly beats summer swelling!
▪ Another benefit of cold weather to our health is that, it create a less home for diseases carrying bug like mosquitoes.
▪ It can be tempting to spend the coldest mornings safely tucked under the covers; it’s only natural to want to avoid the most brutal temps. But during periods of such weather-induced isolation, we tend to reach out to contact our closest friends and family on the phone, and end up chatting with them for longer than usual, according to a 2012 study. So with this winter period helps in ring us together.
With all this benefit of winter, we need to put the fire on and to always try to keep the body warm and try to put on taking cold things to maintain the body temperature.
ref; wikipedia, huffingtonpost and magmedianews