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Winter health and wellness
Are you a winter lover or hater? Shorter and colder days tend to mean more time inside and some find the cold and darkness depressing, however Winter can be an energizing time of year too, here are 4 tips to help you get the best out of your winter.
1. Stay active to keep the spine and joints flexible. The cold temperatures causes contraction in the body. Keep warm following exercise and keep skin pores covered (particularly the neck and the lower back).
2. Gather with friends and family to cook a healthy warming feast, it’s important to continue social interaction in winter to beat the tendency to hide away.
3. Be mindful of the energy that you expend day to day. If your life is over-committed and rushed you will be prone to exhaustion. In this state the body becomes easily vulnerable to colds or viruses.
3. Eat within the seasons and increase your intake of warming foods and those that contain nutrients to support immunity such as Vitamin C and Zinc.
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