Dr. Boitumelo Pule-Kitchin says it is vital for people not to take the winter season for granted. Often times the immune system gets weaker during this time. She adds that during this season, flu cases go up; therefore people should take certain precautions in order to avoid infections. She suggests that people should eat more fruits and vegetables, particularly vitamin C. “It is very important to improve immune system by eating more fruits and vegetables, as well as exercise regularly,” she said.
She further said that vaccination against flu is important during cold weather. “I would advice everyone, especially young children and those with chronic diseases such as Asthma, heart and lung diseases, HIV and diabetes to have flu vaccine,” says Pule-Kitchin. She encouraged those who have not been exercising to consider exercising in order to make sure that they keep fit and beat flu. On the other hand, she highlighted that keeping warm at all times is also necessary to make sure that the body is not exposed to coldness.
Fashion designer, Wedu Kwambala of Designed by WeduK, however says some people tend not to wear warm clothes, as they believe that summer clothes are better than winter clothes. She therefore advises people to go for stylish warm clothes like ponchos, smart jackets and leggings.
She boasts of her locally designed glamorous ponchos, saying that they have that modern feel to complete one’s look this winter.
In her poncho collection, she has dress ponchos, buttoned ponchos and her design allows one to easily accessorise them with a belt or a brooch. “Like any season, there are fine clothes for winter and people should keep warm with relevant items such as gloves, scarves and so forth,” she said.