It may be nearing winter outside, but that doesn’t mean we should sacrifice our health and wellbeing in favour of hot chocolates and Halloween candy.
Granted with harsher, colder and wetter weather upon us staying healthy and fit isn’t as much a priority as keeping warm and dry, there are ways to keep winter from being the unhealthiest time of year.
Eating more fruit and veg is the obvious answer to keeping on top of the health kick - not only are winter vegetables more versatile (parsnips, carrots and potatoes can easily be mashed and made into soup) but they are also good for digestion and boosting the immune system.
Drinking more water even when we want to dive into a cup of tea or coffee will help your body absorb all the vital nutrients and minerals to keep you in tip top shape. Milk and dairy products are also a good way to get vital Vitamins A and B12 as well as protein and calcium.
Eating and drinking all the recommended products is the best way to keep your body healthy and immune system alert in the colder months.
Simple fresh air and exercise boosts energy levels, immunity levels and releases endorphins to help feel good. Pairing a winter walk with a good night's sleep gets you into a regular routine that your body will thank you for over time.
When people talk about the winter months it brings about bad memories of being cold, having a cold and fighting to stay well. Winter is actually the best time to boost your immune system by taking a more proactive approach to eating, drinking and exercise.
If eating right, wrapping up warm, exercise and a good routine can’t keep up your energy levels, mood or immune system, it’s always a good idea to book a holiday abroad in winter as there’s evidence to suggest that winter sun is good for the soul.