If you want to be able to stay fit and healthy over the winter, there are certain things that you need to make sure you do. The winter can be a particularly challenging season, which is why it’s important to have a plan for staying fit and healthy during this time.
Thankfully, the things that you need to do to stay fit and healthy over the winter period are not difficult. There are only a few small changes that you should make, and we’re going to take a look at them.
Boost your body with Vitamins
The first thing you should do if you want to stay fit and healthy over the winter is to eat a balanced diet. Your body needs fuel to perform well, which is why the right kind of diet makes all the difference.
Nutritious foods don’t have to cost the earth, check out your local greengrocer for reasonably priced in season vegetables. Buy frozen fruits like blue berries and mango for sweet treats full of locked in goodness that don’t cost the earth.
Where possible, focus on eating organic and whole foods and eating unhealthy food in moderation.
While you do get most nutrients from your diet, it’s also important to supplement your immune system with a few key vitamins in the winter months. Vitamin C, vitamin D, and other lesser absorbed nutrients like magnesium and zinc can make a big difference in keeping you fighting fit.
For some when the temperature drops it is a good idea to stay in doors and stay warm. However, if you are relatively fit and healthy going out in the cold is not a problem if you wear the right clothing. The key here is layers! Think about getting some thermal underwear, a decent pair of gloves and a woolly hat are a good place to start.
Stuffy offices and houses are a breeding ground for coughs and colds, get your steps in go for a brisk walk at lunch time to get your blood pumping. This is also a great way of clearing your head and getting you ready for the afternoon.
Keep your metabolism ticking over by joining one of my Pilates workouts on my YouTube channel @BeyondtheStudioPilates or come along to one of my classes in the New Year visit www.beyondthestudiopilates.co.uk