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7 Winter Self-Care Ideas

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Self-care is more important than ever in the winter months; when it’s cold all the time, there’s not as much daylight, your immune system is more susceptible to bugs and spring feels like a long way off, it’s crucial to put yourself first and look after yourself.

But with the stresses of modern life that often see us juggling priorities while worrying about the news, self-care can take a backseat.

At Every Health, we want you to put self-care front and centre. If you’re not looking after yourself, you’re not going to be in the best place to give your all at work or to your loved ones. So, this winter, take a step back and put yourself first for a change.

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1. Support Your Energy Levels

It’s natural for your energy levels to take a dip when it’s cold and dark all the time. It can be tempting to stay in curled up, eating chocolate with your candles lit night after night; but while this is lovely and gives us all the hygge vibes occasionally, too much of this can leave you feeling sluggish.

2. Start Your Day Off Right

Starting your day in the right way can have a big impact on your energy levels for the day ahead, and Garden of Life’s juiced green superfood Raw Organic Perfect Food Energiser formula is a great choice. It contains 34 organic greens, sprouts and vegetable juices, making it the perfect way to kickstart your day.

3. Energy-Boosting Exercise

Exercising is an ideal way to boost your energy levels at any time of year, but it can be so much harder to find the motivation in autumn and winter when it’s so cold outside. Just think of the amazing endorphin boost that exercise can give you, and make sure you’re preparing your body as best as you can.

A great option is the NSF Certified for Sport® Klean Endurance formula from Klean Athlete. This is designed to support your body to produce ATP, which supports your energy production, mitochondrial function and cardiovascular health.

4. Get Your Vitamins

Vitamins are essential for keeping our bodies functioning properly, but it can be harder to get all the vitamins you need in the winter months. For a start, you won’t be getting the same level of vitamin D as usual, as you’ll be exposed to less natural sunlight.

Rethink where your vitamins come from, and bear in mind that many seasonal foods are great natural sources of vitamins. Here are some examples:

  • Butternut squash features vitamins A, B, C and E
  • Parsnips naturally contain vitamin C
  • Pumpkin has vitamins C and E
  • Sprouts contain vitamins C and K

Taking multivitamins is a great, easy way to get the vitamins you need to help keep your body healthy through the winter. Garden of Life has a range of multivitamins made from raw, whole food ingredients, with different formulas for men and women. These vitamins contain a diverse mix of live bacteria and a blend of 23 different fruits and vegetables.

If you’re looking for a 100% organic option, Garden of Life’s Organics Women’s Multi Gummies contain a blend of B vitamins and vitamin C to help reduce fatigue (something we could all do with in the winter!) and support a normal energy-yielding metabolism. The B vitamins also help to promote healthy skin, and there’s zinc and selenium to support your nails.

There’s also a men’s formula, which contains vegan vitamin D3, as well as vitamin E and folate.

5. Use Collagen Supplements

Winter weather can leave your skin looking dull and your hair feeling dry. There are kinds of skincare products and various conditioners you can try to combat this, but don’t forget about the power of collagen.

Collagen plays an essential role in keeping your skin, hair and nails in good condition, which is exactly what you need in the winter.

Every Health has a great choice of collagen supplements, including Collagen Beauty Powder from Garden of Life. This formula comes in two delicious flavours, and features vitamin C to support normal collagen production, alongside biotin to maintain normal skin and hair.

Collagen can also help to keep your joints in good condition, so if you work out a lot, try the Klean Collagen+C formula, which features naturally sourced vitamin C from amla fruit to support your joints and connective tissues.

6. Get Serious About Relaxing

It’s so important to be able to relax, switch your mind off and get enough sleep so you’ve got the energy you need to take on the day ahead, but we know that can be easier said than done.

The good news is that there are lots of products that can help you to relax and get a better night’s sleep, putting you in a better place to take on the winter, and the Garden of Life Organics range has several options.

To support your emotional wellbeing, try the Herbal Stress Balance Tablets, which contain a blend of B vitamins to promote a healthy response to daily stress. They also feature adaptogenic herbs, including Siberian ginseng and ashwagandha root.

If you struggle to get to sleep, a soothing bedtime drink can be a big help, and you can create one using the Organics Herbal Golden Powder, which features antioxidant turmeric, curcumin, ginger root, black pepper and ashwagandha.

The Organics collection also includes Herbal Night Tablets and a Herbal Night Spray, which are designed to prepare you for a good night’s sleep. They contain organic green tea extract, as well as relaxing herbs, including lemon balm, passionflower, valerian and chamomile.

7. Create Your Own Self-Care Bundle

At Every Health, we know just how different everyone’s needs are, which is why we created our build your own bundle feature, so you can create a self-care package that’s designed especially for you.

Mix and match the products highlighted above, and create your own self-care bundle today.

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