Tips for managing your health over the holidays


 

Eat and drink often

Fight off or prevent nasty flu-like colds by consuming good wholesome foods regularly throughout the day. Don’t forget to drink water often to prevent dehydration and consume hot drinks to keep your body warm and cosy.

*Top tip* research a homemade soup recipe and prepare it for the week to come.

Exercise daily

Working out doesn’t necessarily require high intensity work. Simply move around more often, try taking a short stroll around the office or your surroundings. For those with limited mobility, try and remember to do regular stretches in your chair throughout the day. Physical activity is key to keeping healthy and energised.

*Top tip* try some new activities such as ice-skating – a fun and inclusive activity for all the family.


 

Wrap up warm this Christmas

It’s always beneficial to get some fresh air – but don't forget to wear your hat, scarf and gloves!
 

Sleep well

Never underestimate the power of rest! Try and get a full 8 hours of sleep each night if you can. It’s important to have enough sleep so that your body can re-energise for the following day.

*Top tip* spend some downtime resting in the evenings to relax which should set you up for a good night’s sleep.
 

Stock up on medicine

Keep your medicine cabinet full in order to tackle the onset of colds and flu. It could be worth asking a healthcare professional what you may need to look after yourself effectively throughout the colder season.