Expert Reveals The 7 Top Tips To Stay Strong And Healthy Through The Winter Season

If you or someone you know always gets sick, this is worth noting

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Founder and CEO of HotPod Yoga Julie Burke has revealed her 7 top tips to stay strong and healthy through the winter months as she works with Bio-Kult on their Winter Health campaign.

Bio-Kult has launched its Winter Health campaign to educate consumers on how to stay strong and healthy over the next few weeks and months as temperatures are set to drop below zero.

While taking a probiotic is important for immunity it’s also important to maintain a holistic approach to your health.

Julie’s top tips are as follows:

1. Stay active

It's easy to let our exercise and fitness routines slip in these cold and dark winter months. You might need to adjust your daily routine with the shift in seasons but don't let it bring things to a halt.

Simple changes like home workouts can be implemented into your exercise routine as a more accessible option. Yoga and Pilates are great for muscle strength and circulatory health, and these workouts range from beginner to expert.

2. Nourish your body

With Christmas comes even more excuses to eat out. Making the right food choices is important for immunity and overall health. Eat foods that will nourish your body, give you energy, and keep you fuller for longer.

3. Rest

It’s important to make an effort to get a minimum of 8 hours sleep a night, especially over the winter months when our bodies are subject to colder weather and the possibility of sickness.

4. Keep hydrated

Staying hydrated helps to detoxify our bodies, making us less susceptible to colds and flus. Drinking water not only nourishes our bodies, but also helps combat the beginning of winter bugs.

5. Take probiotics

A probiotic and a glass of water can work wonders when it comes to prevention of sicknesses.

6. Make time for me time

“Staying strong” applies to mental health as much as it does physical health. I, for one, am the worst patient, so I pay particular attention to keeping my body and mind fit and healthy. In winter, many of us suffer with mental health issues. Knowing this, it’s important to be present and just check in on how you are, with no distractions.

It can be a 10-minute yoga flow in the morning, it can be a walk in the park, and it can be a meditation practice. It doesn't matter what it is, it matters that you make it happen.

7. Disconnect

We live in a world where we are constantly on our phones and bombarded by information and sensory stimulation. It’s vital that no matter what season it is, we all take time to unplug and disconnect. Try to have at least an hour before bed with no phone or make your sitting room a phone-free zone.

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Darragh Berry

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