Soothe stress, sleeplessness and skin with a 10-minute warm bath. Afterward, apply moisturizer while your skin is wet. "That will trap moisture in your top two layers of skin. Drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated and take omega 3 oils to internally keep your body ‘oiled up’ and keep you at your mental peak.
Colds and flu are not caused by the colder temperature as most believe. In fact, closing all windows and doors to keep warm also keeps the bugs warm and thriving, so allow fresh air into your office, car and home. Humidifiers work well in a dry climate like Gauteng and can prevent allergies which can lead to colds and flu.
To keep your weight down check that you’re really hungry before you opt for that chocolate and sugary snack as hunger is often mistaken for thirst. Drink water and herbal teas, especially green tea and rooibos as too much caffeine will dehydrate you.
Enjoy a clean bill of health this season by warding off the extra kilos, sickness, stress and dry skin with these healthy winter tips…
“In order to maintain a good immune system try get 7 – 8 hours’ sleep a night, keep your fluid intake up, specially water, regular exercise, a balanced diet, zinc supplements and not too much of a daily sugar intake,” says NHC Health care practitioner Dr Leanne.