By Healthweb | June 16, 2014
Being proactive about your health and well being in winter will help ensure that you make it through the cooler months cold and flu-free, and in tip-top shape to enjoy the summer. Below are some tips:
It’s hard to get motivated when it’s cold and dark, but your body has to work overtime to get warm, so you can burn more kilojoules on that early morning walk or run. If it’s too cold outside, go to the gym or do laps at an indoor pool.
Keep your immune system in shape by making sure you’re eating a healthy diet.
Dose up on vitamins and minerals
Iron, zinc and vitamin C are also key to a healthy immune system. Look for dark, leafy greens and red and yellow vegetables, which are all high in antioxidants.
Drink at least eight glasses of water each day. If cold water is unappealing when the mercury dips, try boiled water with a slice of lemon or drink a herbal green tea.
For an easy and tasty soup this winter, try this recipe which is a sure heart warmer!
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