Winter is a delightful change from the scorching summers in many parts of Australia, but it can also bring its share of health challenges. The colder weather often leads to increased cases of colds and flu, you name it.
However, there's no need to dread wintertime! By adopting healthy habits and making a few adjustments, you and your family can avoid the winter blues and stay in top-notch shape. Here are some good reminders and tips on how to stay healthy this winter:
#1 – Practice healthy habits
To ward off colds and the flu, practice healthy habits like washing your hands frequently, covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and avoiding close contact with those displaying flu-like symptoms.
#2 – Eat well
Cold weather can impact our metabolism, energy levels, and food preferences. Combat this by incorporating winter-friendly foods into your diet:
- Enjoy root vegetables like turnips and carrots for a boost of vitamins.
- Indulge in broccoli and cauliflower, rich in immune-boosting Vitamin C.
- Opt for oats, high in fiber and zinc, for proper immunity functioning.
- Warm up with nutritious soups filled with veggies and essential vitamins.
#3 – Stay hydrated
Don't forget to drink enough water during the cooler months. Staying hydrated helps regulate body temperature, supports immune function, and keeps skin cells nourished and healthy.
#4 – Keep active
Even when motivation wanes, make an effort to stay active. Regular exercise not only keeps you warm but also strengthens your immune system, helps with weight management, and promotes better mental well-being.
#5 - Get some quality sleep
Quality sleep is vital for a strong immune system and better mood. Take advantage of the longer nights in winter and allow your body's natural sleep hormones to work by creating a sleep-friendly environment. Dim the lights and minimize screen time before bedtime to encourage the production of melatonin, your body's "sleepy hormone." In the morning, expose yourself to bright lights to help wake up and start the day on a positive note. If you feel like your bedroom needs a bit of a refresh or upgrade, check out our beautiful range of beds right here.
#6 – Stay warm!
To protect yourself and your loved ones, ensure you keep warm. Dress in layers, block draughts, and enjoy hot drinks and meals to stay cozy and healthy during the chilly season.
Personal Favourite: Hot Water, Lemon, Ginger, Honey, and Thyme
Try our personal favourite hot drink: a soothing concoction of hot water, lemon, ginger, honey, and thyme. It's not only comforting but also packed with immune-boosting properties to help you stay healthy and happy all winter long!
Remember, with a little care and attention to your well-being, winter can be a joyful and healthy season for you and your family. Stay warm, stay well, and embrace the wonders of winter! ❄️🌟