As the sun starts to take a bit of rest and cold temperatures make an appearance, you know you need to adapt your lifestyle accordingly. Wellness can go a long way towards maintaining your health and vitality during the winter. With that in mind, here are some essential tips for you to follow.
Perfect Your Handwashing Technique
Washing your hands is essential through all seasons. However, it becomes extra important during the winter because of the extra viruses floating around.
If you're a bit of an unconscious hand-washer, now's the time to start paying closer attention. Make sure you wash them for at least 20 seconds and focus on tackling neglected areas, such as between your fingers.
Commit to Outdoor Exercise
Although the cooler temperatures may want to make you steer clear of outdoor exercise, it's extra-important to commit to it during the winter. Exercise alone boosts your serotonin levels, which then enhances your mood. By exercising outside, you add vitamin D to the mix, which ups your serotonin even more.
You don't need to dedicate hours each week to exercising outdoors if you don't want to. By adding just 10 minutes of outdoor walking a day, you'll continue to top up your vitamin D with minimal effort.
Eat Those Seasonal Veggies
Cold weather gives many people the sudden urge to fill themselves with carbs. Although carbs play an excellent role in your diet, it's not wise to commit yourself to a season of junk food. Instead, try eating seasonal veggies.
Seasonal vegetables are fresh and tasty. Additionally, they pack enough antioxidants to boost your immune system and reduce fatigue. If you're not a huge veggie fan, see if you can incorporate them sneakily into pasta dishes or make a soup that you'll enjoy.
Hydrate Inside and Outside
A combination of central heating and warm clothing can leave you feeling dehydrated. Always make sure you drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated. In addition to reducing fatigue, it works wonders for your skin.
Depending on your skin type, you may need some external hydration too. Take a little time to look into the most appropriate moisturiser for your skin type and begin using it religiously.
When you dedicate some time to maintaining your sense of wellness during the winter, you'll sail through to the summer with fewer problems. If you're feeling stuck, try creating a wellness routine or ask a professional for advice.