Russian winters are usually long and therefore we will give some practical tips that will help you trough the winter and enjoy this season!
1. Turmeric ginger tea daily
Start your day with a tea from 1/2 a lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 2 slices of fresh ginger and honey. Ginger & turmeric has a ton of antioxidant and they say, it helps cleanse liver, boost immunity, and help with digestion. With almost everyone around us being sick, a cup of this Turmeric Ginger Tea has been our natural medicine.
2. Vitamin D
Compensate the lack of vitamin D in the long winter months by taking vitamin D oil. Do check the suggested dose as this can vary a lot per per brand. Ask your local pharmacists for the best brands or order your favorite one online at I-Herb:
3. Book a holiday to the sun
Always have a sunny holiday booked to break your long winter! We prefer to go on a 2 week trip to Thailand and travel around. Direct flights are resumed this November. See our personal recommendations: https://www.moscowliving.org/post/winter-holiday-tips-embrace-the-warmth
4. Monthly banya sessions
The banya is a great Russian tradition that suits the long Russian winters. Plan a monthly visit with your friends and try Moscow's different banyas to have some warm quality time with your friends. See our favorites listed here: https://www.moscowliving.org/blog/sanduny-russian-banya
With the cold winter temperatures the air gets very dry. Put a humidifier in each bedroom to help you reach the optimum humidity level of 40-60%. This is better for your skin, airways and energy level. There are tons of options, but we recommend one with a % indicator and automatic shut down after the humidity level is reached. And check the m2 impact. See www.philips.ru or check out a large Mvideo store.
6. Winter sports
Winter in a forest and in the city center are two completely different things. There are so many beautiful parks for cross-country skiing, skating rinks, and even downhill skiing sites in the city and nearby! And, of course, Nordic walking!