THE FOLLOWING IS GUIDANCE PROVIDED BY THE NHS
Banish Winter Tiredness Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. This is due to the lack of sunlight, which disrupts our sleep and waking cycles.
Here are a few tips *get outdoors in natural sunlight as much as possible *get a good night’s sleep – go to bed and wake up at the same time of day *destress with exercise or mediation – stress has been shown to make you feel tired.
Eat More Fruit And Veg When it’s cold and dark outside, it can be tempting to fill up on unhealthy comfort food. However, it’s important to ensure that you still have a healthy diet and include five portions of fruit and veg a day.
Drink More Milk You are more likely to get a cold in winter, so make sure your immune system is in tip-top condition. Milk and dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt and fromage frais are great sources of *protein *vitamins A and B12 *calcium, which helps keep our bones strong.
Try New Activities For The Whole Family Don’t use the cold winter months as an excuse to stay in and lounge around. Instead, get out with the whole family to try out a new activity – maybe ice skating, or taking a bracing winter walk on the beach or through the park.
Have A Hearty Breakfast Winter is the perfect season for porridge. Eating a warm bowlful on a cold morning isn’t just a delicious way to start your day. It also helps boost boost your intake of starchy foods and fibre.