Looking after yourself over the winter months is incredibly important for your health and wellbeing. We have put together 5 helpful tips to help you stay on track.
1. Keep Hydrated
Our bodies are largely made up of water, so it is important to consume enough for our body to function at its best. Remember to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Hot herbals teas or warm water flavoured with ginger and/or lemon are also a good way to warm up over winter, while keeping hydrated.
2. Eat Well
Choose to eat healthy foods. This will help build your immune system. Make sure to include fresh vegetables with some lean protein. Eat with the season and embrace the produce of the season. Look to reduce your sugar and salt intake as well. For a healthy low cost winter recipe, Healthy Food Guide has a great recipe for Winter Lentil Soup Recipe.
3. Stay Active
There are many benefits from daily exercise – Yoga, stretching and walking are great ways to keep moving. A 30 minute walk outdoors will expose you to fresh air, help strengthen your body and improve weight management, and lift you mood and overall feeling of wellbeing.
4. Get a Good Sleep
Regular sleep is vital to wellbeing. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.