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Liz’s Winter Health Tips

By Liz McMillan

  • Prioritise natural light, fresh air and exercise: Opening curtains and blinds during the day to let sunlight in and spending time outdoors, even for a short walk, or other physical activity can provide a mood boost during the shorter daylight hours of winter as can additional Vitamin D from the sunshine. If getting outside is challenging, try sitting near a window or venture out to a sun-filled café to soak up some sunshine.
  • Eat nutritious foods: it’s important to eat foods that are good for your body. These foods have lots of nutrients, which help you stay healthy, feel good, and keep your immune system strong. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are often more affordable and packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Consider buying in bulk and planning meals ahead to save money. Don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids too. Making a big pot of soup or stew is a great idea for winter because it includes all these good things!
  • Self-care and social connection: It can be harder to leave the cosy comfort of home during winter, but staying connected with others is really important for our mental wellbeing. You can reach out to friends, family, support groups, or social clubs to stay in touch. Doing fun activities not only helps reduce stress but also makes the winter months pass by more enjoyably.

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