Ways to Beat the Winter Slump and Stay Healthy

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As winter settles in and the temptation to hibernate grows stronger, it’s time to fight back against the winter blues! We know how easy it is to fall into a routine of cosy blankets, creamy milo, and endless weekend movies, but fear not! We’ve compiled a list of energising and exciting ways to kick winter laziness to the curb and keep your health on track.

Embrace the chill with a fresh morning shower
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Start your day invigorated with a refreshing early morning shower. Not only will it wake you up, but it’ll also boost circulation, leaving you feeling revitalised and ready to take on the day! Add a generous squeeze of Fresh Escape Body Wash from Shower to Shower for an extra burst of energy and fragrance to transport you to your happy place, even on the chilliest winter mornings!

Get moving indoors

Don’t let the cold weather freeze your exercise routine! Try indoor workouts like yoga, dance videos, or even a living room obstacle course. Get creative and have fun while staying active. Bonus points if you can break a sweat without accidentally knocking over your houseplants or stepping on the cat’s tail.

Healthy comfort food

When the winter chill sets in, it’s time to warm up from the inside out with nourishing, hearty meals. Swap out heavy comfort foods for lighter, nutrient-rich alternatives like hearty soups, mouth-watering stews, and roasted veggies. Your body will thank you.

Set goals

Beat the winter blues by setting achievable goals for yourself. Whether it’s mastering a new recipe (hello, homemade bread), learning a new skill (knitting that scarf you’ve been eyeing), or hitting a personal fitness milestone (finally conquering that yoga headstand), having something to work towards will keep you motivated and focused. Plus, there’s no better feeling than crossing items off your winter to-do list.

Connect with nature

Don’t let the cold keep you cooped up indoors! Bundle up and head outside for a brisk walk or hike. The fresh air and natural scenery will do wonders for your mood and energy levels.

Stay hydrated

It’s easy to forget to drink enough water when it’s cold outside, but staying hydrated is crucial for overall health and well-being. Keep a water bottle handy and aim to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Pro tip: Add a slice of lemon for a fancy touch—hydration with a twist!

Prioritise sleep

With shorter days and longer nights, it’s important to prioritise quality sleep. Create a relaxing bedtime routine, limit screen time before bed, and aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night to feel your best. Remember, your bed is calling your name—not as loudly as that snooze button, but close enough!

By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can beat the winter blues and emerge feeling healthier, happier, and more energized than ever before! “During the winter months, it can be tempting to stay bundled up indoors, but taking a fresh morning shower can set the tone for the day,” says Claire Bowen, from Shower to Shower. “It’s like giving yourself a wake-up call from Mother Nature herself—minus the cold toes!”

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