Don’t worry, it’s not just you. Even the most health-conscious among us struggle to maintain our wellness during the winter months. The cold weather and shorter days make it hard to maintain your usual wellness routines, sapping you of the energy and endorphins that are vital to your health and happiness.
That’s why during winter it’s even more important to do everything you can to boost your wellness, maintaining healthy habits that will keep your body and mind in tiptop shape. We know it’s not easy though, that’s why we’ve put together our winter wellness guide to help you live your best life all year round.
1. Eat right
Does the colder weather make you crave comfort food, all of the time? We get it, but even though there’s nothing quite like staying indoors and indulging in your favorite treats, it’s more important than ever to eat a healthy balanced diet at this time of the year.
Of course, fresh fruit and vegetables can be harder to come by at this time of the year, but nature still boasts a bounty of fantastic food for you to enjoy, all you need to is make a few minor adjustments. So instead of salads, make soups and stews that get the most out of what’s available at this time of year. This seasonal produce doesn’t just taste great, it’s also high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals giving your body the extra oomph it needs to make it through the colder months.
2. Get outside
When the weather outside is frightful, it can feel almost impossible to extract yourself from the sofa to go outside and get some exercise. Nevertheless, exercise is vital not only to our physical health but our mental health too. Investing in some decent winter gear can help to winter-proof your workouts, but for the best results why not embrace the weather? Whether it’s skiing, skating, or some good old-fashioned sledding, there are endless activities that you can enjoy during the colder months.
If all that snow and ice doesn’t set your pulse racing then why not swap your outdoor exercise for some indoor activity? Whether it’s aerobic or yoga, a group class, a Peloton, or a Youtube video, it’s never been easier to work up a sweat without even leaving your home.
3. Slash your screen time
Did you know that your body’s sleep schedule is regulated by a hormone called melatonin, which your body releases in response to light? That’s why we feel sleepier when the sun goes down. However, one of the pitfalls of modern life is that we fill our evenings with artificial light. Whether it’s our TVs, laptops, or cell phone screens, electronic devices inhibit the body’s ability to release melatonin, which in turn makes you feel sluggish and sleepy the next day.
A regular sleep schedule can help, but to ensure you get the very best quality shuteye consider cutting your screen time, especially in the evenings. Turning off your electronic devices in the hours before you go to bed is a small change that can make a big difference, leading to better quality sleep that will leave you feeling energized even in the darkest depths of winter.
4. Incorporate CBD into your life
One small addition to your health regimen could make a big difference to your winter wellness. By now you’ve probably heard of CBD, the supplement of choice for everyone from A-list celebs to high-performance athletes alike, but for everyday folks like us, this all-natural product can have a transformative effect on our health and wellbeing. While researchers have only just started to scratch the surface of what is possible with CBD, studies have already shown that it could help to boost your mood, ease your aches and pains and even keep your skin healthy. As a result, incorporating CBD into your health routine won’t just give your body a boost during winter, but could create a lasting benefit all year round.
5. Stay hydrated
We get it, when your skin is soaked with rain it’s easy to feel like you don’t need any more water in your life. But even in the winter months, some humble H20 is still vital to our health and wellness. Water doesn’t just quench our thirst, it helps our brains function, lubricates our joints, regulates our body temperature, and helps us digest our food.
We know it’s harder to stay hydrated in the colder months, but if dehydration is bad news for your body and can lead to everything from headaches to tiredness. So make sure you stay hydrated making water your drink of choice, and if you’re getting bored of the OG H20, why not up your water game? A splash of fruit juice or a sprig of mint can turn a drab glass of water into a delicious treat, while blackberries or lemon zest can add some much-needed zing to your hot drinks too.
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