So much has gone on this year, and on top of that, the holidays are here, and that’s stressful for a lot of us. However, despite all that, we still need to take care of ourselves. Grab some hot tea and a book and self-care while reading these tips to stay healthy during the winter months so you can enjoy life and the ones you love and love you.
Tips to Stay Healthy During the Winter Months
Wintertime is when the cold and flu season seems to rise and can be contagious. Besides washing our hands often, here are other things you can do to make sure you stay healthy during the cold months.
Eat Healthily for Your Immune System
First and foremost, eat healthily than ever before. It’s best to eat foods that help your immune system stay healthy, such as fruit, herbs, and lean protein, and don’t forget to include your “green” vegetables. A good homemade chicken soup is the perfect meal.
Yes, It’s Cold, But Get Outdoors During the Winter Months
Yes, it’s cold, but going outside is good for the soul. Bundle up and walk around the block because the sun gives out a powerful energy. Instead of getting my car out of the garage and warming it up to go a block down the street, my son and I bundle up and head out on foot to the physical therapy’s office or the store.
Practice Self-Care to Stay Healthy
I spend less on other things during the winter months so I can spend more on my skin. Whether that be a monthly massage or a skincare regimen, it’s so important to take care of ourselves even if it might cost a bit extra. If monthly massages are not in your budget, opt for an aromatherapy neck pillow – this works wonders if you’ve had a long day and finding it hard to relax. Lavender scent works well for relaxation. Or, buy one of those neck warmers or wraps that you can heat up in the microwave.
Continue Taking Your Supplements
It’s a good idea to double-up on supplements. And if you take them already, please don’t stop. If you feel better when taking your supplements, keep taking them. Chances are, if you quit, you’ll go back to feeling not so well. I’ll never stop taking omega-3, vitamin D, and a probiotic. I might take a few extra ones, then quit, then try something else, but these three I’ll never stop taking. They’ve helped me in more ways than one. For example, I don’t feel like a truck ran over me when I wake up in the mornings. I have energy, and I am regular. That right, there means more to me than anything money can buy.
Take Time to Laugh and Do Nothing
We can get so stressed out for such small reasons sometimes. We must take the time to laugh out loud and have fun! Enjoy each others’ company and forget about all the small stuff. So now, JUST LAUGH!!
You don’t necessarily have to camp in a tent, but it’s doable if you’re brave. But why not find a nice get-a-way cabin in the woods and hang out there for a couple of days. It will do your body and mind some good. That’s me above camping in a tiny cabin by Getaway Home.
Take A Road Trip
Last but certainly not least, take a well-deserved road trip – somewhere – anywhere. Out of all the tips to stay healthy during the winter months, taking road trips is my suggestion for you to do. It’s affordable, healthy, scenic, refreshing, renewing, and you may even find a new area to go back to.
These tips to stay healthy during the winter months won’t work unless you’re a hundred percent into it. Okay, maybe not the camping part, but all the other tips are essential so you won’t get ill. Good luck, and remember to self-care.