Friday, January 23, 2015

Keeping Healthy During the Winter Months

There are a number of reasons why, for many, the thought of the winter months elicit a inescapable feeling of dread. Freezing cold weather, lack of money after the excesses of the festive period and troublesome energy bills, the knowledge that the fun and frolics of summer are a rather long way off; who could blame someone for feeling the winter blues? Unfortunately however, a more pressing negative exerted by the winter season is it's baleful impact on our health, though luckily, with a few steps, one can assuage this looming danger.

Eat Healthily

If you're a junk food fanatic, winter should be the time that you cast off the shackles of your greasy habit, indulging in healthier foods. Lots of fruits and vegetables will ensure your body is full to the brim with all-important vitamins and minerals, thus helping you fight off infections and, more generally, feel brighter, fresher and more energetic!

Sleep Well

At a time of the year where we're likely getting the most sleep, hiding away under the covers in an effort to minimize the worst of the effects of the cold, our beds are truly our sanctuaries. Therefore, having a good bed is an absolute must, and if you wake up every morning with mystery aches and pains, you should seriously consider changing your mattress. It's not as expensive as you might think- websites such as Bedstar have a huge variety of discounted mattresses- so you have no reason not to boost your levels of comfort!

Get Outdoors 

It can be easy to retreat indoors over the winter period, but getting exercise is just as important whatever time of the year it might be! Ice skating, wintry walks- anything that gets your and your family out of the house will be beneficial for your health and will banish that terrible feeling of cabin fever that can plague families during the dark, bleak months.

Eat Breakfast

Eating a good, wholesome breakfast is something that many working adults- and school-bound children, for that matter- forget to do, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should be treated accordingly. Porridge, toast, bacon sandwiches; any of these will suffice, and when eaten with milk or orange juice, both containing vitamins and minerals of every variety, you'll feel full during the day, will have more energy and will feel healthy and bright as a result.

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