At Morlife, we are on a mission to keep our minds and bodies well this winter, so we've rounded up some of our team's advice on the ways they are embracing the cooler months to stay well and keep the winter blues at bay.
Look after not only your physical wellness but your mental wellness too. We tend to socially drain ourselves and forget to take more ‘me time’. Yes, it’s good to be involved in social activities, but remember to listen to your body and say no when you need to. Use that time to have a day or a weekend of nothing and clear your mind.
Take the time to slow down and nurture your body, drink and eat everything at room temperature or above to keep the kidneys warm from the inside out and I swear by a dose of Nac-plex a day to keep me fighting fit during flu season.
Listen to your body. If you’re feeling drained; rest properly without the screen time and recharge. Eat a nutritious diet with lots of colour.
Relax and have fun, enjoy your day with people that surround you with laughter. Love soup in the winter time, so if you start feeling sick, fuel yourself with a warm veggie soup.
Take a moment for yourself every day, the smallest things really add up! Go for a walk, read a book, have a cup of tea and think about something you are grateful for.
Make a big pot of soup and freeze it for later. Soups are a great way to get a lot of nutrients in one meal, and they freeze beautifully. This means that if you get sick, you'll have a delicious and nourishing meal that's ready to warm you up with no effort on your part.
Try to finish your shower off with cold water (even if it's just for 30 seconds) as it can help to boost your immune system and make you more resistant to illness.
Boost your immune system by incorporating immune-boosting foods into your diet, such as citrus fruits, leafy greens, garlic, ginger, and turmeric. Consider adding supplements like vitamin C and zinc to your routine. Although the days are shorter, try to get some natural sunlight exposure whenever possible. Spend time outdoors during daylight hours to boost your mood and support vitamin D production.
Did you know if you keep your feet warm just before you go to bed, you are able to fall asleep faster and have fewer sleep problems? If you get cold feet in winter, try warming your feet up before putting your socks on, as it keeps the heat in rather than keeping the cold in.
Romanticise the winter months and embrace the coziness! Think evenings in on the couch with scented candles and hot soup, and slow mornings with warm tea and fuzzy socks. Embrace the slow-paced nature of winter and be gentle with yourself if you can't keep up with your usual summertime routines and habits.
Winter is the perfect time to take a step back from the daily hustle and bustle and turn to pursuits that fill your cup, like reading, journaling, baking, warm baths and hot cups of tea. Winter is not the time to neglect your daily movement, but rather a time to get creative with how you move and try something new - like hot yoga, pilates or long walks in the sunshine.
If you are looking for an extra boost for your immune system, try our Berry Active Immune, full of all the essential vitamins and minerals you need to help you get through the colder months.
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