Improving Your Health And Well Being This Winter
Improving your health and well being during winter is crucial. This time of year is prime time to feel low and depressed, as well as develop illness. Here are some pointers you can use to feel good this winter:
Take Better Care Of Your Skin
Taking care of your skin is crucial all year round. However, you need to take extra precautions during winter. Make sure your skin type hasn’t changed, as this can easily happen from season to season. Use products to suit your skin, making sure you still use an SPF to protect it from the sun and other harsh environmental factors. You may need to use more hydrating products in winter as the cold may dry your skin out, but getting a proper assessment of your skin will help you if you’re unsure.
Take Control Of Your Body
Make sure you stay on top of looking after your body during winter. It’s natural for us all to want to hibernate and eat lots of junk food, but doing it too often will leave us unhealthy, with weakened immune systems. To stay feeling good during winter, you must keep moving where you can, and ensure you’re still getting plenty of fruits and vegetables. Instead of filling up on huge meals, make sure you’re including lots of veg. These meals will still fill you up and satisfy you, in a healthier way than stodgy meals. If you think something else is affecting your body and exercise/eating well isn’t doing anything, make sure you see a health professional as soon as possible. They recommend medication for you depending on your condition, such as an abortion pill or something to control your hormones.
Improve Your Mood
Improving your mood can feel like an impossible task in winter. It’s dark, it’s cold, and more people are likely to get Seasonal Affective Disorder. This affects people in much the same way that depression does, and needs to be taken more seriously. If you’re feeling low, a SAD lamp paired with a dawn simulator could help you to feel better.
Wear Suitable Clothing
Wearing suitable clothing is a must if you want to stay healthy. Catching a cold or getting the flu is common if you don’t protect yourself from certain weather conditions. You could even get something more serious. Make sure you’re warm enough.
Make Sure You’re Getting Enough Sleep
Winter is a good time to catch up on sleep, as we naturally need more of it during this time. 7-9 hours a night is recommended.
We feel less thirsty during winter, but it’s crucial to stay hydrated. Make sure you’re still drinking at least 2 litres of water a day. This is especially important if you stay active during winter.
Make sure you continue to take care of yourself during winter, just as you would during summer. Just make sure you change your skincare routine if you need to, and cut yourself some slack if you eat a few more unhealthy meals and want to stay in bed longer!