Winter Health Tips

September 1st, 2010

Winter Health Tips:

It is important to follow a healthy diet and active lifestyle in any season, but more so in the winter to provide the body with its natural defences. However this is not always possible with our modern lifestyles together with the stresses and strains we all feel today.

Therefore supplementing your diet with high quality food supplements is a good way to boost ones vitality and immune system during this cold season.

Top 10 Winter Health Tips:

1. Get your metabolism going with an energy boosting healthy balanced breakfast.

2. Take a multivitamin with breakfast before you start your day to day activities.

3. Limit your Caffeine, alcohol and nicotine as they will have a negative effect upon the body’s natural defences and deplete your stored vitamins and minerals.

4. Drink lots of fluid (not alcohol) during the day. You sweat more than you think in cold weather and getting dehydrated causes you to slow down and may cause headaches and increase your stress levels.

5. Laugh more as this will release endorphins which make you feel good, which in turn will relieve stress and help you maintain health.

6. Avoid sugary, processed foods. Your pancreas is negatively affected by increased blood sugar levels and will release insulin making you feel sluggish and fatigued.

7. Eat your five fruit and vegetables everyday as not only do they lower blood pressure and contain fibre, but they also contain slow releasing natural sugars, providing all day energy and are low in calories.

8. Exercise regularly to maintain your circulation and flexible muscles.

9. Get at least eight hours of sleep as sleeping is the bodies natural restorative agent and enable hormones to be released to repair the body.

10. Keep up your recommended daily amount of vitamin C as this will help with energy levels and aid your body’s natural defences.