The sudden drop in temperature has reminded us that winter is not far away. With this in mind it’s never too early to make sure our bodies have all they need to stay healthy through the winter months.
Our chiropractors at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic have put together their top tips for keeping our bodies healthy and fit through the winter months.
1. Start you day the healthy way: During the colder months we all crave something warm for breakfast but now is not the time to reach for the bacon sarnie. A warming bowl of porridge will set your body up for the day and will help stave off those mid morning cravings too. Make it even healthier by using water or a non dairy milk alternative like almond or oat milk. Cut out adding sugar and replace with fruit like blueberries. Add nuts for extra protein and extra crunch too.
2. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits: Keep up your 5 a day quota. Including lots of root vegetables in your diet is a good way during the winter months. They are great in soups and casseroles. Keep your fruit bowl well stocked and make sure you have dried fruit and nuts at hand. Cut out sweets, biscuits and desserts and replace with fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts.
3. Take regular exercise: It can be tempting as the days shorten and it gets colder to skip making your way to the gym or getting outside to take some exercise, however, exercise holds so many health benefits as well as being a great way to boost our mood and immune system. So no excuses – get exercising.
4. Get plenty of fresh air: It may not always seem appealing to get outdoors when it’s cold but there’s nothing more invigorating than being outside and breathing in some crisp fresh air.
5: Visit a chiropractor: You may have been putting off sorting out pains, discomfort or niggles you may have been experiencing or you may have been putting off having your regular check up – now is a good time to visit your chiropractor who will be help you prepare your body for winter
Our chiropractors at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic are here to help you.