How To Stay Healthy In Winter

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How To Stay Healthy In Winter

Staying healthy during the winter months can be a struggle, with the cooler weather and shorter days, we tend to be less active and more reliable on comfort foods. Kick the winter blues with some healthy tips, so you can stay well and strong through the cold and flu season.

Begin Before You Get Sick

Start taking care of your body now so you can get the results later. A great way to start is by giving your body the nutrients and vitamins before the colder season hit.

There are many vitamins and supplements that can help you keep your health in check.There is a range of vitamins and minerals that can help you boost your daily intake.

Having the right supplementation can help you fight the symptoms of a cold and flu as well as minimise the effects of the virus.

Resilience by ATP Science - a combination of natural ingredients that will help to correct the immune dysfunction, which may assist in reducing the signs and symptoms of the common cold.

Multi Max (Men & Women) by Genetix Nutrition Core Series – a blend of high potency vitamins and minerals that will help replenish the body with nutrients for a strong immune function.

Immune System Support

Having a strong immune system can also help minimise the cold and flu illness. When your immune system is depleted there are high chances of getting sick.

Pack your meals with essential nutrients to give you a dose of vitamins and minerals that are essential to keep your energy up.

Vitality Switch by Switch Nutrition – a highly potent blend of greens that will help to support a stronger immune system.

Probiotic + SB by Herbs of Gold – a blend of bacterial probiotic that will help to maintain a balanced and healthy intestinal flora for immune support.

Drink Water

Dehydration can leave you more vulnerable to getting sick, so drinking plenty of water throughout the day is very important. One of the benefits of water is the removal of toxins out of the body, which will help to prevent the build-up of toxins. Water will also help to carry oxygen to body cells for properly functioning systems. 

1.3 Litre Bottle by Nutrition Warehouse – a large solid bottle made with BPA free plastic.

1.3 Litre Bottle by Genetix Nutrition – a perfect size bottle for the gym, work or camping. This water bottle is BPA and DEHP free.

Get Enough Sleep

Having a restful night is essential for a healthy body and mind. When we have a good night sleep our body has the chance to recover physically and mentally. When our body is rested, we will have more energy to tackle on the day.

Your immune system is also affected by restless nights. When we don’t sleep well our body is more susceptible to getting sick including the common cold. This is because when we sleep our body releases cytokines, a type of protein which helps the body to fight infection by regulating the immune system.

ZMST by ATP Science – a blend of essential nutrients needed for a restful night and good recovery.

ZMA by Genetix Nutrition Active Series – a combination of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6, which will help to fight fatigue and reduce inflammation.

Stay Active

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Keep your body moving during the winter months. Unfortunately, as soon as the weather starts to cool down, we tend to stop exercising.

Staying active has many benefits for your body and health. Regular exercise helps to keep inflammation and chronic disease at bay

It also helps to reduce stress and accelerate the circulation of white cells, which allows the body to fight infection and disease.

Final Notes

Staying healthy through the cooler months can be a struggle. So, give your body the right nutrients and tools now, so you can reduce the risk of getting sick or at least minimise the effects of a cold or the flu. There are many supplements that help to reduce the symptoms of cold and flu diseases, however, always seek medical advice if you are concerned.

Camila Griffin

Health & Fitness Writer

I am a journalist/writer who loves the health and fitness industry. I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2008, and I have been involved in the fitness and health industry for many years. I have taught Body Pump in the past and competed at WBFF. I love writing and researching about nutrition and supplements. In my spare time, you'll find me at the beach.

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