Winter Wellness: How do you take care of your body in the winter naturally?
Happy 2024! Have you had snow this week? These colder months bring the challenges of staying healthy in the colder months. However, with the right approach to winter wellness, you can embrace the season with vitality. In this blog, I explore key aspects of staying healthy during winter, including immune-boosting foods, winter exercises, and winter skincare routines to combat the harsh effects of cold weather.
What are the most Immune-Boosting foods to eat in the winter?
The foundation of winter wellness lies in bolstering your immune system. Incorporate immune-boosting foods such as citrus fruits, berries, garlic, ginger, and dark leafy greens into your diet. These nutrient-rich foods provide your body with the tools it needs to fend off winter illnesses.
Why is it important to exercise in winter?
While the temptation to hibernate during winter is strong, maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for overall well-being. Try and focus on gentle cardio based exercise such as yoga over the colder months or even brisk winter walks. These activities not only keep you physically fit but also uplift your mood during the darker months.
Combat the dehydrating effects of winter by maintaining a consistent hydration routine. Drink plenty of water, herbal teas, and soups to stay well-hydrated. Consider incorporating warm water with lemon to kickstart your day and support your immune system.
Protective Skincare Routine:
Cold weather can be harsh on your skin, leading to dryness and irritation. Establish a protective skincare routine by using nourishing products that hydrate and shield your skin from the elements. Try swapping out light creams for a hydrating body oil - ensuring this is applied regularly on your hands & hair too.
You can also add a bath oil into your bath time routine. Our Bath Oil is a sumptuous indulgence designed to leave your skin feeling soft and your body calm and relaxed after a deliciously sensuous bath.
Another tip for a dry skin solution, is making sure I always have hand cream nearby. Moisturising is key to combating winter skin woes. A a rich, hydrating moisturiser can replenish lost moisture and create a protective barrier against the cold.