Life is busy, and it's easy to forget that we need to take extra care of ourselves during the colder months to keep the Winter bugs & blues away.
STOP THE SPREAD
The good news is that the most effective way of limiting the spread of germs is also the simplest: Wash your hands! And teach the whole family to regularly and thoroughly do the same. Use a gentle liquid hand soap and follow with a nourishing hand cream. Also remember to clean high touch areas like door handles, mobile phones and keyboards to help keep the bacteria count in your home down.
When we're run down and our natural defences are compromised we're way more likely to get sick, so make sure you're getting enough rest, as well as all the vitamins and minerals your immune system needs to stay in good working order. It can be easy to forget to stay hydrated when it's cooler so make sure you're drinking enough water too.
GET OUT & ACTIVE
It's tempting to hibernate when the temperature drops, but getting out in the fresh air and soaking up some sunshine boosts vitamin D levels and improves your mood. Getting active and socialising are great stress relievers too.
Mould in the home is never a good thing but it can be extra prominent and problematic in Winter, triggering congestion and respiratory infections and aggravating asthma and allergies, so it's important to keep it under control.
Obviously quitting smoking has a huge impact on our health, and smokers are far more susceptible to the upper respiratory infections that are common in Winter, so now's the time to quit!
Wishing you a happy & healthy Winter,