Winter comes every year and it always likes to sneak up on most of us. We know it’s coming because the sun disappears way earlier than in the summer and then we might start feeling a little edgy because of lack of vitamin D. As you do in the summer you need to take care od yourself during the winter too. It’s important to your body and your overall health.
Instead of being a grump because the sun has decided to share with the moon you can do something about it! There are a few simple ways you can enjoy the winter without losing it and keeping your skin & mind healthy too. I can use to up a bottle of lotion a month during the winter months, my favorite is Aveeno. Anything with a lot of fragrance breaks me out in hives so Aveeno is my go to.
The cold weather is terrible for your skin. It can dry it out leaving you with severely dry skin and even aggravate certain skin conditions such as eczema. Use moisturizers to help keep skin moist. To ensure extra care pick up supplements that contain garlic & vitamin E to help with blood circulation.
A good 8 hours of sleep helps the body’s immune system healthy and fight off colds. There are a few ways you can fall asleep naturally, you could read a few chapters in a book or make out a list of things to do the next day. I love doing my nighy yoga routine. I sleep like a baby!
I know when winter hits you want soups and comfort foods, I know this feeling all too well! You can still have these delicious things but in moderation. You can also try to find your favorite recipe in a lighter version. I love making breakfast easy for me, it is great when I don’t have to think about it, You can also try healthy breakfast ideas to get your day started without making you sluggish. You’ll want the foods with more vitamins and nutrients to be your friend during the winter, foods like winter fruits & veggies, mandarins, and bananas.
Wash your hands
This sounds like an odd reminder but germs are everywhere! Not just during winter but always. However, the nasty virus’ are out during the winter looking for YOU! Tell those germs you mean business and stock up on Bath & Body Works foaming hand soap when they have a sale. You can also add the little anti-bac packs to your arsenal too.
Watch your mood
While the days are shorter and there isn’t as much sunlight you’ll want to take a little extra time to ensure your health & try to stress less. Helping your nervous system will help destress you a ton! There are simple ways to do this, simply by taking a daily vitamin such as B vitamins (B1, B5, B6 and B12). Supplements containing herbs and nutrients such as echinacea, garlic, vitamin C, and zinc will help to support healthy immune function. You can also join a club, friendship helps counteract stress too.
Keep it movin’
The days are shorter and it is a little harder to focus and stay motivated, I get it. I totally understand. There is nothing I love more than sitting on the couch binge watching Netflix. However, just 30 minutes to an hour of movement a day is great to keep you in shape. You don’t have to have a gym membership, get a jump rope, walk through your neighborhood, turn to Pinterest for an in home workout.