Winter brings both mental and physical challenges so it’s important to look after yourself during the colder months. We’ve put together 4 wellness tips for you to try this winter.
1. Start your day off right
We all love a good coffee in the morning to get us going! Try mixing it up and having a warm lemon tea with manuka honey (you could choose to have this after your morning cuppa). Because our bodies are dehydrated in the mornings, manuka honey will relieve a dry throat and as a bonus, it also has anti-bacterial properties which are perfect for fighting off any winter nasties. Lemon also helps to quench your thirst and stimulate the digestive system and liver.
2. Get your vitamins in
Make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet as eating lots of vegetables will increase your vitamin intake. Garlic is packed full of immune-boosting factors so try to add this into more of your meals too – you might just need a breath mint afterwards though! Grab some Vitamin C and Echinacea tablets from the pharmacy or supermarket as these will help your body fight off any viruses and help you recover faster if you do catch one.
3. Keep up the exercise
It can be hard to stay motivated during the colder months, but it’s important to keep your body moving. Regular exercise helps you sleep better and increases your serotonin which can help keep away those winter blues. Find an exercise partner to keep you motivated and choose whatever programme you enjoy so you’re more likely to stick with it. If it gets too cold, try doing some laps in a heated pool.
4. Rest up
While it’s important to keep your body moving, don’t let yourself get run down. If you’re not well-rested, you’re more likely to get sick. Make the most of the terrible weather and plan a day once every few weeks where you sit down with some of your favourite foods and your favourite TV show to let your body and your mind relax. Try to get enough sleep and aim to have a regular bedtime during the week that will help you get around 7-9 hours of snoozing time.