In winter, the body is subjected to many aggressions. The cold, the poor weather conditions, the temperature changes... all these attacks from nature do everything to weaken our body and its natural defenses.
Prepare your body for winter
Food in winter
Food has and always has had a great importance for our health. Without a balanced diet, our health deteriorates rapidly, which is why it is so important to know the dos and don'ts of staying in shape in winter.
Eating a balanced diet must remain the watchword. There is no point in jumping on hot, fatty dishes as soon as it gets cold. Fruits and vegetables (in the form of soups) are a great source of vitamins that help compensate for the higher energy expenditure that occurs when it is cold. Fish and meat are also a good choice, as well as eggs and milk.
The benefits of sport in winter
Sports in winter is just as important as in summer even if in practice it is less pleasant to do. But no need to go running for 1 hour in the cold, just walking ½ hour a day already helps your body to strengthen itself.
This promotes the immune system.
Daily walking has a positive impact on our cardiovascular system.
Walking outside in winter helps to ventilate our body and mind.
Going outside means taking advantage of the light outside (even if it's dim). This would reduce the chances of having a winter depression.
Winter supplements for a better health
Strengthen the body's natural defenses
In winter, your immune system is compromised and it is therefore necessary to help it protect you.
One of the ways to support the immune system is to strengthen the body in general. Stimulating transit, reducing fatigue, eliminating toxins are all indirect ways to support its natural defenses. For that, Grapefruit Seed Extract or Swedish Elixir are ideal.'
Protect and relieve its respiratory tracts
The cold particularly affects our respiratory system in winter. Colds, sore throats, stuffy noses, bronchitis, sinusitis... most of the winter's inconveniences and illnesses concern our respiratory tract (nose, throat, ears).
In these cases, propolis, which is a substance made by bees, plays a major role. It is found in most syrups and throat candies because it covers the inside of the throat with a protective and soothing layer.
Thyme leaves are also excellent for soothing the throat and freeing the circulation. Thyme can be eaten in the form of dried leaves (to make an infusion) or in synergy with propolis in a syrup.
Boost your energy
There is nothing like a vitamin C cure to start the winter quietly. Vitamin C is the vitamin that is most useful to us in winter because it gives us energy and reduces the likelihood of catching a cold or getting sick.
5 tips to take care of your skin in winter
1. Hydrate sufficiently
In summer and winter drinking 1.5 liters of water is important. Hydration allows the body to eliminate toxins and the skin is thus more hydrated and luminous.
2. Nourish your skin deeply
Especially in winter, the skin needs to be cared for. It is then time to take out the moisturizing milks because they contain ideal agents to protect the epidermis from the cold and to strengthen the skin in depth. For the winter, preferably choose nourishing milks containing shea butter or argan oil for even more effective hydration.
3. Do not forget the lips
Lips need as much attention as skin in winter. The choice of a lip balm is therefore just as important to avoid chapped and dry lips. As for the skin, choose a moisturizing lip balm with cocoa butter and shea butter for soft and nourished lips.
4. Too hot water damages the skin
When it is cold, the temptation to take a very hot shower to warm up is great. However, too hot water damages the skin and hair by drying them out. Too hot water should therefore be avoided.