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How to Stay Well this Winter



Getting through the long winter months without succumbing to a single illness can seem like a pipe dream with germs and bacteria seemingly everywhere you go; people coughing on you on the subway, the office ventilation system working in overdrive to spread your colleagues’ germs and the worst disease-spreaders ever - kids. 
However, there are steps that you can take to actively keep yourself fit and healthy, from staying hydrated to eating a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. 
Keep reading to find out more simple ways to stay well this winter. 

Practice good hygiene
Ensuring that you wash your hands after eating and going to the bathroom is vital if you want to avoid getting ill. It is also advisable to wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer after traveling on public transport or if you meet anyone who has a viral or bacterial infection. 

Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables 
Having a diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals is a simple way to boost your immune system and stay healthy throughout the whole year. 
Aim to eat as many different colored fruits and vegetables as possible as each color contains different vitamins and minerals and can help with different functions in your body.

Get outdoors 
Keeping physically fit with regular exercise is an important step in staying well this winter. However, instead of spending hours pounding away on the treadmill, try and get outside in the fresh air each day instead. Not only will this help prevent you from catching illnesses from other gym-goers, but exercising outside is known to boost your mood, leaving you feeling positive and better in yourself for the whole day. 

Stay hydrated
Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day is more important than ever in winter as water helps to regulate your body temperature as well as boosting your immune system. 
Keeping hydrated is also essential to the healthy function of cells, tissues, and your organs. 
If you are not a fan of plain water, why not try adding a slice of lemon, cucumber or sprig of mint to give your drink a bit more flavorAlternatively, try coconut waterwhich is super hydrating but can be expensive. 

Take vitamin supplements
Although you often hear about how supplements are unnecessary as you can get all the vitamins and minerals you need from your diet, sometimes real life gets in the way, and you either don’t have the time or the inclination to eat all the right foods. Especially in the colder months when all you want is a pizza and a family-sized bar of chocolate
Therefore, taking a supplement from https://www.healthmonthly.co.uk/ can be the best option for ensuring your body gets all the vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive. 

Create a wellness routine
The wellness industry has experienced a massive surge in popularity in recent years, with many coming round to the virtues of having a daily wellness routine
You can personalize your own routine depending on the wellbeing activities that you enjoy some of the most popular pursuits include yoga, meditation, at home-facials, and breathing exercises.

Cut back on vices 
Maybe not what you want to hear with the holiday season fast approaching, but if you want your body to be as healthy as possible and ready to fight off infections, then you should cut back – or preferably give up – any bad habits you may have. 
Drinking alcohol, smoking, and consuming too much sugar can all have detrimental effects on the body and make you more susceptible to illness.  

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  1. Thank you for the tips. Winter sucks for me bcz my immune system is very weak.

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