Get winter ready

And stay healthy

  • by onRoute
  • Jul 28, 2017
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Prevent colds and flu

Take zinc supplements to increase your immune system.

Wash hands regularly to prevent the spread of germs.

We might thing winter is almost on its way out, but don't let your guard down, stay healthy with these clever tips.

Keep windows open to allow fresh air in and germs out!

Stay well hydrated.

Flu vaccines help prevent flu and this is a time that children and the elderly are most susceptible. The best time to have the flu injection is ideally four to six weeks before flu season descends, but better late than never – NHC health centres offers the flu vaccine at all their centres.

Remember the five-a-day rule: eat palm sized portions of 2 fruits and 3 veg daily.

Continue with moderate exercise throughout winter ideally 200 minutes a week, even just taking a brisk walk can make a difference.

Get 7 – 8 hours of sleep a night.

Beat dry skin

Dry skin is especially common in the winter months, when the humidity level outside drops. When the air outside is cold and dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes your skin feel dry and tight, and makes it look flaky. To beat dry winter skin you should moisturize immediately after a bath, avoid overly hot baths and showers, drink eight glasses of water a dry, apply sunscreen even in cloudy weather and increase your intake of Omega 3. 

Interesting fact

Apples, garlic and onion all contain anti-viral and immune boosting properties!