The weather outside may be “frightful”, but winter needn’t have a negative impact on your health. Our trusted Stoke on Trent chiropractor shares five top tips to warm up your health during the colder months.
1. Catch Up On Your Sleep
It has been said that most of us sleep for an average of about six-and-a-half hours a night (which is far less than the recommended seven to nine hours!). In winter, however, we tend to sleep more because of the longer nights and darker mornings. Our Stoke on Trent chiropractor recommends that you use this time to catch up on your sleep – especially during the Christmas holidays when you don’t need to set your alarm clock for work!
2. Milk Your Way to Great Health
A tip-top immune system is important during the winter months when you are far more likely to catch a cold. Milk and other dairy products such as yogurt, cheese and fromage frais are excellent sources of vitamins A and B12. They’re also great ways of adding more protein to your diet and of course, are crucial for strong bones!
3. Get Your Five a Day!
Christmas may be a time for overindulging in seasonal treats but this doesn’t mean the ‘five a day rule’ should be broken!
Our experienced chiropractor in Stoke on Trent recommends making a winter vegetable soup that all the family can enjoy (a great way to make use of leftover food from Christmas lunch!)
4. Have Fun with the Family!
Many people use the winter months as an excuse to lounge around indoors, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had outside! Physical activities that the whole family can enjoy, such as ice skating and winter walking, are great ways to boost your immune system and reduce stress. You’ll probably find that you drop a few pounds of that extra “holiday weight” too!
5. Oats So Healthy!
A warm bowl of porridge in the morning is the perfect way to start any winter day – and it’s pretty delicious too! Starting your day with a porridge breakfast will help to boost your intake of fibre and it will help you to feel fuller for longer. Our Stoke on Trent chiropractor recommends that you add a sliced banana or other fruit to enhance the flavour (that’s one of your five a day ticked off!).
Here’s to sparkling health this winter season!
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today.
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today
From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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