01 May, 2013
Tips on how to stay healthy in winter
 

With winter upon us, the days are darker, colder and shorter. Our bodies are also more susceptible to all kinds of winter illnesses like colds and flu.

Morvite shares some tips on how to keep healthy this winter.

Get enough exercise and sunlight

Although it is very tempting to stay indoors in winter, it is important to remember that exercising during the colder months is just as important as exercising in summer. Not only is exercise good for keeping healthy and fit, it also leaves you feeling warm and full of energy. Exercising outdoors also gives you a chance to breathe in fresh air and gives you a sound mind and body work out. A walk around the block is enough to get the blood flowing so set time to get out of the house even if it is just for 30 minutes.

Wash your hands

Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important things you can do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. It is advisable to wash your hands with hot water and soap every time you use the bathroom and before every meal. Another important thing to remember is to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. By doing this you will avoid getting germs on your hands.

Eat well

Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is something that everyone should be accustomed to. This is because breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having a wholesome breakfast means you have the best start to your day. A substantial breakfast is linked to many health benefits, such as, improved mental ability, a healthy heart and consistent weight.

Morvite is the perfect cereal to start your day with as it is filling, affordable, and requires no cooking. Morvite Orange contains the same vitamins and minerals as the other variants in the range but it is high in Vitamin C, which is one of the most important vitamins needed in winter. Vitamin C assists the functioning of the immune system and helps maintain bones, blood vessels and the skin.

It is also very tempting to eat a lot of unhealthy food in winter because of the cold temperatures. The best thing is to include a lot of fruit, vegetables and other nutritional food in your diet.

 

Get enough sleep

To get a good night’s sleep, you should exercise regularly, and avoid stimulants such as beverages with caffeine after 4pm. You can also create a consistent bedtime routine by going to bed at the same time each night so that your body learns to anticipate sleep. Taking a warm bath or reading a book just before sleeping are also a good way of getting a peaceful night’s sleep.

Stay hydrated

Keeping hydrated is also very important especially in the colder weather. It is important to drink plenty of water. The harsh winter weather can easily dry your skin leaving it feeling tight, itching, and even flaking. You might also want to consider changing you skin care products in winter, for example, if you are using a lotion in summer, you might want to use a cream for the colder season.

 

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Contact Details:

Issued By:

Kerry Campbell, Sabio Communications

Tel: (011) 476-8270

Cell: 072 761 2830

E-mail: kerry@sabiocommunications.co.za

 

On behalf of Morvite