Be kind to yourself this winter with these wellness tips.
The holidays are a very exciting time, but with busy party schedules and frigid weather, it can be hard to remember to take care of yourself! To make sure you make it to 2020 intact in mind, body and spirit, here are 10 wellness tips.
Get a workout in! We all love getting cosy inside with a warming drink, but a nice refreshing walk after dinner can do wonders for your body as well as your mind.
Ever heard the saying: the way you start your morning will set the tone for your day? Well save those holiday treats for the evening and start your morning off right with a nutritious breakfast. Try Nairn’s Gluten Free Porridge Oats – they’re packed with fibre to keep you fuller for longer and provide long-lasting energy.
Search for some sun
Get as much sunlight as possible. However, this can be harder in the winter months because there is less sunlight, but your body needs Vitamin D, so prioritise getting outdoors or take a supplement. “If you can, get a liquid vitamin D3 and drop it under your tongue. It will go into the blood vessels under your tongue so it is absorbed quickly. I recommend NHP’s Vitamin D3 Support, free of preservatives, sweeteners and is suitable for pregnant women and children,” says the UK’s Leading Nutritionist Dr. Marilyn Glenville.
Hydration is key
Hydration is the key to a happy, healthy holiday. Holiday activities can drain you of your energy, so be sure to carry a refillable water bottle with you at all times and give your body the tools it needs to thrive this season.
Make healthier swaps
Approach your holiday chocolate with a healthy mind. Switch your regular milk chocolate for Ombar’s 72% Cacao, a dairy-free, plant-based chocolate that uses raw cacao, in all your dessert recipes this winter.
Steal a nap
We all love to stay up late in the winter months and enjoy a good holiday film or mingle with the family, but sleep is essential in maintaining your energy and fending off colds for the entire holiday season.
Use spices to fill your favourite seasonal dishes with flavour! Spices like fennel, cumin, ginger, anise, cinnamon, black pepper, turmeric and cardamom all help with digestion and have anti-inflammatory effects.
In the shower, your skin loses a lot of moisture and starts to dehydrate, so it is important to replenish the moisture as soon as possible. Slather on Lyonsleaf Body Butter to lock in moisture and keep your skin protected against the elements.
Stretch, meditate or indulge in a sheet mask. The holidays can be extremely stressful, so make sure to take time to practice self-care and check in with your mental health.
Smell the seasons
Light candles with holiday scents and enjoy the peaceful power of aromatherapy. In fact, there has been a 70 per cent increase in search for essential oils. It’s one of the biggest wellness trends of the year!