How To Prioritize Your Health During The Winter Season
Sick woman sitting on sofa covered in blanket with cup of tea and laptop
Sick woman sitting on sofa covered in blanket with cup of tea and laptop

How To Prioritize Your Health During The Winter Season

Cicely McFarlane October 9, 2022

As the days and evenings grow colder many of us are susceptible to cold and flu so taking care of your health during winter is key.

Taking extra care of your well-being is of the utmost importance as there are so many winter activities and holidays that you do not want to be sick for.

Below are some of the best ways to make sure that you are prioritising your health as the nights begin to grow colder.

Looking after your health during winter

Ensuring that you are following the correct steps and when necessary getting the right medication you need is vitally important to maintain strength for this winter.

Taking Daily Vitamins:

Daily vitamins are a great way to keep your overall self and well-being balanced. This is especially the case when during the winter season you do not get all of the vitamins that you require.

The girl holds vitamins and a glass of water in her hand. Morning rituals. Water. Glass of water. Water balance in the body. Vitamins. Vitamins and dietary supplements.

This could include vitamin D levels becoming extremely low due to the colder days and darker evenings.

Ensuring that you are getting this balance correct will ensure that you are stronger to fight off any colds or bugs that come your way.

Continuing To Exercise:

During the winter seasons, it can be increasingly harder to motivate yourself to go and exercise.

It is of course important to know your limits, however continuing to do a little bit of exercise however often you see fit, will not only benefit your mental state but also keep your physical strength up during these colder nights.

If you are someone who enjoys outdoor activity, yet feel the winter nights are too cold, look into your local student gym memberships and see if any cheap gym passes are available. Or see if any specific classes that you would like to undertake are available.

A Balanced Diet:

Of course, after a long day, tucking into a nice warm meal is one of the most important things you can do.

Treating yourself to a takeaway now and then to keep yourself motivated can be extremely important, however, just remember to always throw some vegetables into the oven with your meal – so that you can try and get all the nutritious values of a balanced diet (even when it is freezing or raining outside).

Ensuring To Rest:

Winter can bring some up and down days regarding your mood, so taking the time to rest up if you feel like you have an illness, or that you are overly tired is extremely important.

Even if you are someone who is extremely active, acknowledging that you are feeling a little bit worse for wear and allowing yourself the days off when necessary, will allow you to get back to your normal state of mind and over well-being far quicker than if you continuously pushed yourself and resulted in burning yourself out.

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Cicely McFarlane is a 23-year-old Graduate from Cardiff University. She has an undergraduate degree in History, and has just completed her master’s in Journalism, Media, and Communications. Whilst studying, she contributed to the Student Newspaper, as well as the student magazine named Quench. This fuelled her passion for writing further and enjoys reviews on the latest trends and TV shows, as well as commenting on important issues that occur today. She is a content writer for Freshered Magazine for over a year where she specifically tailors and creates articles for the Freshered audience. She is excited to grow as a journalist as she continues to expand her topics and horizons.