5 tips to keep healthy and fit this winter

Written by on October 24, 2013 in Body & Mind - Comments Off on 5 tips to keep healthy and fit this winter

As autumn rolls in, viruses are having a field day and our sunny mood is going into hibernation. With the festive season around the corner, it’s easy to go overboard on too much turkey and pile on the pounds. Thankfully it doesn’t have to be that way and there are plenty of ways to keep your health and body in top form this winter.

no germs1.   Keep a bottle of hand sanitiser on you

It’s that time of year when colds and coughs seem to lurk around every corner, so get into the habit of keeping your hands clean all the time, especially if you use public transport. A small bottle of sanitising gel can help prevent the spread of germs. Try No-Germs Instant Hand Sanitizer.

 

 

vitamelt2.   Remember to take your vitamins

This time of year we lack UV light and it is making us catch bugs quicker and making us moody. Stock up on healthy food supplements such as  Bioglan – Vitamelts Vitamin D for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, supporting normal function of the immune system & normal muscle function.

 

dr organic3.   Moisturise

In colder months your skin dries out because of the cold and use of heaters, which can lead to discomfort and ageing. Get into the habit of moisturising your skin every day. Try Dr Organic – Virgin Coconut Oil Moisture Melt Body Oil for super soft skin that smells like summer. Also great to get silky smooth locks.

 

4.   Eat smart

flaxseedYou can give in to most of your cravings as long as you are smart about what you eat. Vitamins and minerals you can get from eating extra organic seasonal fruit and veg will help you keep you healthy, happy and energised. Drinking organic milk and eating organic dairy products will also keep your immune system up and help you from catching nasty winter bugs. Add some Linwoods – Milled Flaxseed & Goji Berries to your yogurt or porridge in the morning for extra energy and Omega 3. To get your waistline back after the holidays, try Eat Water-Slim Noodles; Slim Noodles are made from Moyu (Konjac), a natural vegetable fibre that the body doesn’t absorb.
It is the first European approved noodles in the UK and Ireland for Weight Loss. It is gluten-free and the first of its kind to be listed with Coeliac UK and Coeliac Society of Ireland. Slim Noodles contains 0g of carbohydrates and 0g of sugar per serving, making it a great alternative for diabetics too.

5.   Consider your health plan

Last but not least: are you covered if the worst happens? While the NHS offers the care we need most of the time, in winter waiting lists can be long especially for surgeries relating to the weather. Consider an insurance plan with personalised cover. Try Health On Line and while you’re there, have a look at their blog for interesting health news.

About the Author

Charlotte

Founder of Allmygoodness. True believer in the goodness way of life. Sustainability & communications consultant. Foodie. Mother of a girl and twin boys.