The best ways to stay healthy this winter

It may be a few degrees colder outside, but winter doesn’t have to be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family alike. Despite what some people think, Botox London can be injected at any time of the year for the desired results. No matter whether you have the procedure in the summer or winter months, the weather makes no difference to how your body reacts to the treatment.

We hate to be bearers of bad news, but colds are practically unavoidable during winter. We can almost guarantee that at least one member of your family will be struck down with something this winter but nevertheless,  find out what you can do to prevent it the best you can below:

Exclude winter tiredness

You don’t have to feel sluggish during the winter months. Many people constantly feel tired throughout December and January due to the reduced amount of sunlight which distorts our sleeping pattern and waking up cycle.

To wipe out the dreaded winter tiredness, try to get outside in natural day light as much as you can and be sure to get a good night sleep. Always aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day – you’ll wake up feeling much more alert!

Stress has also been proven to make you feel tired. Take some time out of your day to destress by exercising or meditating. Physical activity helps increases the amount of endorphins your brain produces, making you feel happier and healthier!

Consume more fruit and vegetables

We understand how difficult it can be to avoid eating comfort food when it’s cold outside. Despite the cold weather and dark nights, it’s crucial to ensure you still follow a healthy diet and have the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day in order to maintain a healthy gut and prevent uncomfortable digestion problems occurring.

Top up on vitamins A and B12

The best way to easily top up your body with vitamin A and B12 is by drinking milk. Not only is milk one of the best sources of calcium, it helps maintain healthy and strong bones.

To end your sugar cravings for good, ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and satisfy your sweet tooth in another way. Great alternatives to the average sugar-filled snack include nuts, dried fruit, popcorn and granola.

Try out new family activities

The winter months should not be an excuse to sit in and lounge around all day. In fact, it’s even more important to get out and be active.

Some popular winter activities are indoor ice-skating, visiting a Christmas market or getting creative in the kitchen and baking your very own gingerbread house.

Eat a healthy breakfast

Breakfast should not be skipping – it’s the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that eating breakfast can help maintain a healthy weight and provides your body with the nutrients it needs for the day ahead.

Enjoying a bowl of porridge, made with low-fat milk to reduce the amount of saturated fat you consume, is just one way you can enjoy the upcoming winter mornings. If porridge is too bland for your liking, try adding a chopped up banana, dried apricots or sprinkle ground cinnamon on top to give your dull winter mornings a unique twist. If you’re looking for a crunch, walnuts, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds are a great alternative to fruit and supports the immune system, liver and heart.