With a chill in the air and days becoming shorter, it’s common to want to just curl up and stay in bed all day! But it’s still important to take care of your health with good food and exercise, even if it’s hard to begin with.
Read on to find out our top 4 tips to staying healthy over winter!
Eat seasonal fruit and vegetables
Enjoy a wide range of winter goodies to fight off colds and keep your immune system functioning at its best. This includes consuming superfruits such as grapefruit, kiwifruit, mandarins, and oranges! You can pop these on top of your morning breakfast or enjoy them as a snack during the day. For vegetables, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower are perfect to add to winter meals like soups and roasts. It’s easy to reach for convenient meals and take away options but keeping up your fruit and veggie intake will help your body be its best through winter.
Time for tea
Good news for tea lovers! Enjoying a nice hot brew is just what your body needs in winter, especially green and black teas as they’re filled with antioxidants and can lower the risk of heart disease. Winter is also the perfect opportunity to try different teas like herbal blends and spicy chai. So, pop the kettle on and reap the benefits of drinking a hot cup of tea!
Think stews, soups, and casseroles! There’s no better way to get a good dose of veggies to boost your health. Try including as many veggies as you can in dishes, then add in meat and your favourite beans and legumes. We love kidney beans or chickpeas for stews! The best part is you can make extra for lunch the next day too. If you need a good stew idea, try out our Chocolate Chilli Pumpkin Stew with Chickpeas. You will not be disappointed!
Find your winter exercise hobby
Being cold outdoors is no excuse to miss out on your 30 minutes of daily exercise! If you enjoy a daily walk, pop on a couple more layers to ensure you stay nice and warm. Your body will heat up in no time once you start moving. Home workouts are also doable in the colder months, by joining a home yoga, Pilates or workout class online!
Embrace these healthy habits over winter! Even the smallest lifestyle change can make a huge difference to your overall health and wellbeing.