Winter is coming – and not in the Game of Thrones, swords and sexy kind of way, with ominous tones delivered by a shielded hunk who looks more solemn than a bureaucrat at a funeral. Winter is actually coming, and it can play havoc with your health.

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I for one can soon lose my mojo during the winter season. The cold weather is setting in, the nights are getting longer and all you want to do is hedgehog into a cosy blanket and stay toasty and warm in front of the TV. It’s a hermits life in the winter, when you don’t feel the need to leave the house because the view from your window resembles The Day After Tomorrow. But staying indoors won’t do that healthy glow any good that you cultivated over the summer.

If you allow your diet to become full of fast foods and unhealthy snacks, you’ll invariably gain weight. Your skin will become drier, your hair frizzier and your good health will wash soon start to slip away.

In many ways, winter is about getting a bit lazier with our health and wellbeing. Just think of the amount of treats and chocolate you’ll devour come Christmas time. But you can’t let your appearance done, it is the party season after all.

With that in mind, I’ve devised a few different ways to help you keep your vigour during those long, cold winter months.

The Right Wakeup 

Waking up is hard to do, as some depressed singer/songwriter once wrote – and where winter is concerned, they’re correct.

You’ll awaken disoriented when you see it’s still dark outside. The only thing that could improve it is a warm shower to brighten your day. Make that your fist point of call, even before coffee!

Use the best products to create a fabulous look. For my money, WEN styling crème is the best choice for your hair, while all-natural vegan soap will give you the wash you need without irritating your skin.  Looking good will make you feel good too.

With an effective shower, you’ll be more awake during your day, stopping your bedhead from making lazy nutritional choices.

The Right Diet

Colds and flu are more likely to hit during the winter season. And unless you’re fighting fit, they could ruin your entire winter.  Last year, I’m sure I had a cold from December through to March!

To combat germs, the best thing you can do is wolf down vitamins and minerals to boost your immune system. But even then, your best option will be to avoid germs like the plague (which germs sort of are, when you think about it).

Wash your hands regularly, don’t touch potentially germ-ridden areas (door handles and buses are particular hotspots), and clean all surface in your home with antibacterial spray.

15 For Good Health

Exercising is a pain, but it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Take 15 minutes out of your day to do a basic workout, no matter how chilly it is in your home. You’ll feel all the better for the effort.  You’ll warm up a bit too!

This is a collaborative post

13 COMMENTS

  1. I love that description hedgehog into your blanket which is what I tend to do but I do need to watch what I eat. I take vitamin tablets but I’m not sure they help to keep the colds away. I think I also had a cold from December to March last year x

  2. I love the humour in this post! “The view outside resembles The Day after Tomorrow” made me smile and I think you’ve just rewritten the lyrics to “Breaking Up is Hard to do” for me.

  3. You are so so right. I’m already trying to hidden bed in the mornings, but need to just get up. Stay healthy and make sure I get outdoors and maintain an exercise regime. xx

  4. Winter is a minefield for bugs and germs, but I love the advice to try and stay on top of it all. The dark is my biggest issue. A major motivation suck

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