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MiLife – Tips for Winter Wellness

Winter can be a trying time both mentally and physically. While it sounds tempting to stay inside and hide from it all, being proactive about your health and wellbeing will help ensure that you make it through the cooler months cold and flu-free, and in tip-top shape to enjoy the summer.

Here are a few tips for your winter wellness.

Wash hands

Sounds simple but it’s the number one way to stop the spread of germs. Experts recommend washing hands every few hours and in particular after using the toilet and before meals. Give them a wash after touching someone else’s phone or keyboard at work.

Eat well

Keep your immune system in shape by making sure you’re eating a healthy diet. For your body to be able to respond to infection, it needs to have enough protein, so enjoy lean meat, fish and poultry.

Dose up on vitamins and minerals

Iron, zinc and vitamin C are also key to a healthy immune system. However, before popping supplements, boost your dietary intake. Look for dark, leafy greens and red and yellow vegetables, which are all high in antioxidants.

Stay hydrated

Drink at least eight glasses of water each day. If cold water is unappealing, try boiled water with a slice of lemon. The moisture will also help make mucous membranes, including those in your sinuses, more resistant to bacteria.

Rest up

Regular sleep is vital to staying healthy. Don’t let yourself get run down. Those who aren’t well rested are more likely to get sick.

Quit smoking

Smokers are far more susceptible to upper respiratory infections, which tend to strike in winter. Even if you’re a social smoker, now’s a good time to quit and clear your airways.

Save your skin

Cold air, wind and heating will dry out your skin, so keep your face and body well moisturized.

Keep exercising

It’s hard to get motivated when it’s cold and dark, but your body has to work overtime to get warm, so you can burn more kilojoules on that early morning walk or run. Find an exercise partner to keep you motivated and if it’s too cold outside, go to the gym or do laps at an indoor pool.

To ensure you remain committed to your personal lifestyle goal during winter, register with MiLife today for N$150 per month for 24 months.

Visit www.milife.na or call +264 81 829 5111 today for more information.