5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Health This Winter

December 19, 2019

Winter is always the time that our health takes the biggest hit. We are so busy at this time of year that we rarely prioritize looking after ourselves, and add this to all of those winter germs and it can be a recipe for disaster. That is why today we want to share with you some simple things that you can do to protect yourself against illnesses and stress, taking care of both your physical and mental well being. Here are 5 easy ways to boost your health this winter.

Drink plenty of water
This one is so simple to do and you will definitely reap the rewards. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water every day, aim for around six to eight glasses throughout the day. 

Drinking water helps us in so many ways. Our bodies function better when they are hydrated and our minds are more attentive and alert. We know that we should drink water all year round, but in a season where we might drink a little more alcohol than usual and our heating is likely to be turned up high drying us out, we do need to concentrate on our intake.

Get into the habit of drinking water by always keeping a glass to hand. Pour a glass as soon as you get to work and keep on drinking from it and refilling it all day. If you are not too keen on the taste, you could get used to it by infusing it with some fruit to make it more to your liking.

Take supplements
Whether you are looking for CBD for sale, vitamins or the latest smoothies or herbal teas, health supplements can give your health a boost. 

You might choose to take something that gives you an overall lift or you might want something more specific and targeted to an area of your body. Take the time to do your research and ask for advice before taking something new.

Some supplements can counteract others and some can be more effective when taken at certain times or alongside other foods, so do check when you are best to take them.

Get out into the fresh air
It can be very tempting to stay indoors during the colder months. It is normally dark in the morning, dark in the evening, and so we rarely see daylight and try to stay cosy at home. However, getting out into the fresh air is absolutely essential for our good health so you will need to make a concerted effort to do so.

You could take a stroll at lunchtime or plan to do something each weekend that gets you out and about. Your body will benefit from the vitamin D that sunlight provides and the fresh air and exercise will serve to energise you.

We know the dangers of depression, too, and getting outdoors can be hugely beneficial to our mental health. Ideally you should head to somewhere so that you are surrounded by nature, so walk the dog around your local park or hike a forest trail with friends.

Have an early night
If ever there was a time of year that you are likely to be burning the candle at both ends, it is now. Social calendars are at their busiest and along with everyday life, you have your planning for the holidays piled on top. There is no time for sleep! We do understand this feeling, but sleep is essential for you, body and mind, and we can guarantee that you feel better after a good night’s sleep.

Adults should aim to get around seven to eight hours of sleep each night, to ensure that we are at our best. If you are struggling to manage that, then at least plan an early night every few days or so.
Aim to get to bed around an hour earlier and ensure that you switch off from screens at least half an hour before you plan to go to sleep. You could take a warm bath or read a book to help you to relax before bed and you should then find that you get off to sleep quite well.

Spend time with friends and family
This one is not much of a hardship, is it? Spending time with friends and family helps to relax us and is one of the very best things that we can do for our mental health. 

Arrange to meet up for a coffee, have friends over for dinner or combine socialising with getting out into the fresh air and taking some exercise. 

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