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Preparing for Optimal Health During the Winter Months

Preparing for Optimal Health During the Winter Months

As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, maintaining your health during the winter months can be challenging. However, with a little preparation, you can ensure that you stay healthy, energised, and resilient throughout the colder season. And for those planning on hitting the slopes or heading offshore you’ll want to ensure you are in tip top shape before starting your holiday.

BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Your immune system is your first line of defence against winter illnesses. Strengthening it should be a top priority, especially if you are travelling!

With less sunlight exposure, consider taking Vitamin D as its crucial for immune optimal function. This can also shorten the duration of a cold if one takes hold.

Echinacea and Elderberry are also known for their immune-boosting properties and can help fend off colds and flu.

Vitamin C is also well known to support the immune system. Vitamin C has also been shown to reduce the incidence and severity of respiratory infections,

Children are often the first to pick up a winter sniffle, and share it with the whole family. Boost their immune system with our range of kids immunity products.

GUT HEALTH

Ensuring that you look after you gut health is also essential as is closely linked to your immune system. Poor diets, stress and medications can all impact the balance and function of the gastrointestinal system. Including a high-quality probiotic can help repopulate good bacteria, helping support the gut and the immune system.

Now Probiotic-10 uses clinically validated strains of bacterial strains shown to support healthy digestion and immune function.

The Gutsi range uses spore based probiotics in their products that have been shown to have a 100X better survival rate than leading probiotics and yoghurt.  This encourages the growth of key guy bacteria and supports a healthy microbiome. 

WINTER WEIGHT

If you do find yourself reaching for a few too many fat laden foods this season or are heading off on a tropical break then Fat Grabbers is here to help.

Berberine is also a great option to balance blood glucose levels and stave off those pesky sugar cravings.

Slimfit also has a range of products to support all your weight management  concerns from appetite reduction to calorie reducing. 

MENTAL HEALTH

The winter months can be tough on mental health due to reduced sunlight and colder weather. Taking care of your mind is as important as taking care of your body.

Social isolation can be more pronounced in winter. Make an effort to stay connected with friends and family through calls, video chats, or meet up for a walk or coffee catchup.

The vitamin D you are taking for immune health is also well recognised as a mood booster.

Additional support in the form of supplements can help through the winter months. Calming and relaxing herbs like what is in Anti-Anx is a good option for those wanting support for stress and sleep. While for additional mood boosting, products like Pro Saffron Mood and Calm-Down can help to keep that balance.  

NUTRIENT-RICH FOODS

Winter offers a variety of seasonal foods that are packed with vitamins and minerals. Rich, comfort foods, and takeaways and are often the go to on cold wintery nights but doing go overdoing it. A nutrient rich diet as close to nature keeps the gut, immune system, stress, sleep and energy levels at our healthiest.

We have selection of superfoods and green, nutrient-rich products that can be added to your smoothies or as additions to your meals. You can see these here.

STAY ACTIVE

Maintaining an exercise routine during winter can be difficult but it’s essential for your physical and mental health.

Invest in some basic equipment like dumbbells, resistance bands, or a yoga mat. Online classes and fitness apps offer a variety of workouts that you can do at home.

If you prefer a structured environment, consider joining a gym or embrace the season with activities like skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating. Even a brisk walk in the snow can be invigorating.

By following these tips and making small, manageable changes to your routine, you can maintain optimal health throughout the winter months. Embrace the season with a proactive approach to your well-being, and you'll be better prepared to enjoy all that winter has to offer.

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