Staying healthy this winter

Staying healthy this winter

Staying healthy this winterCatch some sunlight, and exercise!

Baby, it’s cold outside – we know all you want to do is cuddle under a blanket and switch on MasterChef SA, but catching some rays will do you a world of good. Wear a UVA/UVB sunscreen with a lower factor than you would on the beach to absorb some Vitamin D. Exercise is still important in the cold months, so take a walk to the park with the kids and dogs.

Keep your hands clean

Teach your children to wash their hands after sneezing or coughing, before dinner, and after going to the bathroom. And, it’s much better to cough into the crook of your arm than in your hand.

Eat your vitamins in food form

Although vitamins certainly have their place, it’s best to get them in healthy food, rather than through often expensive capsules. Soups are a great way to get a heap of vitamins.  A filling breakfast is another health essential! Try munching some oats, Morvite (Morvite Orange contains the same vitamins and minerals as the other variants in the range, but is high in Vitamin C) or bacon and eggs on brown bread.

Get enough sleep

This is a hard one for any working mom, but an important one nonetheless! Keep your body running on maximum efficiency by staying well rested. Avoid caffeine after 4pm, and don’t check your phone or laptop before bed. The artificial lights trick your brain into thinking it’s day time, and you’ll struggle to sleep.

Drink water!

Have you noticed flaky skin or headaches? Chances are you should be drinking more water and un-caffeinated beverages, like rooibos tea. It’s easy to forget in the cold months when you’re not as thirsty, but it’s still vital. Keep your little ones hydrated too with regular glasses of water.

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