As the colder months approach, there’s always an additional emphasis placed on looking after your health a little more than usual; it’s a great way to fight off any potential illnesses and make sure you’re fighting fit throughout the winter. You don’t have to spend a fortune on gym memberships or fancy classes to help improve your health as there is plenty you can do at home for free or involving simple switches you can make for you to see a difference. Below are some easy changes you can make to help improve your health!
Get out and about
As tempting as it can be to hibernate a little during winter, getting out and about everyday can really help. There are plenty of positive studies that have revealed even something as simple as walking can improve your health. Not only does walking everyday have some serious benefits, it is recommended that we aim for 10,000 daily steps! It can also have a positive impact on our mental health. Fresh air and getting out for a walk can help improve your self-esteem, mood and can also lead to better sleep quality – who doesn’t want that? This can have a positive impact on how you feel in the morning. Why not plan to meet up with friends or encourage the family to get out together for an evening stroll. It can really work wonders and will help keep you and your family healthy during the colder months.
A month focused on helping people quit smoking and raise awareness around the benefits people can see by kicking the habit. There is plenty of support around throughout the month to raise awareness and help people looking to quit for good. Whilst some people can quit straight away, a lot of people see benefits from seeking alternatives such as vaping. Although E-cigarettes do contain nicotine, they don’t contain the harmful substances produced by smoking tobacco. For many, vaping has helped them to switch from smoking and lead a healthier lifestyle. Although it’s important to remember it’s not about quitting for a month! Use the month to help kickstart a healthier you for the winter and beyond.
Switch up your food
If you’ve recently been eating out more or are used to buying your lunches whilst you’re at work, then consider making the switch and taking some time to cook more homemade meals. Batch cooking is a great way to save time and money, because let’s face it, no one wants to spend every evening trying to figure out what they can have. Spending some time at the weekend to plan your food out for the week ahead can save you a lot of time and gives you the chance to think about trying some new recipes. During the winter why not try making some healthy homemade soups for lunch or some warming stews. Perfect for keeping you full throughout the afternoons. If you plan ahead with your meals then you’ll also be less likely to just pick something up on the way home, which isn’t often the healthiest of options!