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Lifestyle

Staying healthy during winter

By bzellie 26 Nov 2018

With the weather getting colder and nights getting darker, you may want to hibernate, eat comfort food and binge watch series, but it's important to stay healthy during the cold and flu season.

Here's some advice for staying on top of your game this winter...

Banish those tired eyes
Winter can make you feel sluggish and tired because of the lack of sunlight. Getting your recommended hours of sleep each night (7-9 hours), and going to bed and waking up at the same time will improve your concentration and productivity. 


A hearty breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as it provides the body and brain with fuel after an overnight fast (that's where its name originates, breaking the fast!) A great winter breakfast is porridge, add in some bananas and berries to make this a really hearty and healthy breakfast to set you up for the day.

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Remember though, it doesn't stop at breakfast, make sure you're eating enough throughout the day too.

Get active
Whether it's a YouTube fitness vid, a session at the local gym or a game with your mates, staying active is always key to being healthy. Spending time with friends can also improve your mental wellbeing so make sure to get out of your room now and again. 


Fruit n' veg

When it's dark outside, it can be tempting to fill up on unhealthy comfort foods, however,  it's still important to keep a balanced diet. Fruit and veg give you the vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy and energised.

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Try some Tea
Keeping yourself hydrated is super important. Water is the obvious choice but herbal teas can have some great benefits too.
Chamomile Tea: Most commonly known for its calming effects and can beused as a sleeping aid.
Peppermint Tea: Is known to help your digestive health with the antioxidant and antibacterial properties in it.

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