Posted on July 11, 2016 by Revitalize Lifestyle
- Go for a walk even when the weather is really cold – your body has to work overtime to get warm and you may burn up to 50% more calories than you would on the same walk in summer! But remember, go a little slower until you get warm and keep up the hydration. Or even more fun and also energizing and a great winter exercise is to DANCE, anywhere, anyhow, with anyone!
- Try a herbal tea instead of choosing a cup of hot chocolate to keep yourself warm, especially ones that are immune boosting. Peppermint, Chai, Lemon balm, Ginger and Chamomile to name a few are all awesome immune boosting herbs.
- The cold air and indoor heaters can dry out your skin. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water each day and use moisturisers throughout winter.
- Buy some indoor plants to soften up the dry atmosphere caused through heating. Indoor plants give off moisture and oxygen and the colours will brighten up a dull day outside.
- Eat lovely slowed cooked meals, the food is easier to digest in a slow cooker and it’s warming and nourishing for the body.
- Do regular stretching, yoga postures or pilates to keep your muscles tone, strong and flexible in winter as they tend to shrink and stiffen in the winter months from less movement and the cold. For those that know some Brain Gym, Tai Chi or Qi Gong these are an awesome way to lift your vitality and energy in Winter.
- If the dreaded lurgy hits the household eat lots of soups and bone broths and have a selection of good supplements handy like: Echinacea, Vitamin C, Zinc, Manuka Honey, fresh Lemons. Ginger, Propolis, Colodial Silver and/or Olive Leaf extract.
- Washing hands: Yep it sounds simple but it’s the number one way to stop the spread of germs in winter.
- Rest when possible. Regular sleep is essential to staying healthy. Don’t let yourself get run down. Those who aren’t well rested are more likely to get sick and it can take longer to get over the illness.
- Clean up any house mould. Mould can trigger nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, respiratory infections and worsen asthma and allergic conditions. So move your spring clean forward to autumn.
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