As we all know, winter is fast approaching. With the joys of this wonderful season come the usual concerns about boosting your energy level, immunity to diseases and basically staying healthy.
In order to safeguard your well-being during the colder months, you must set lifestyle and nutrition choices and goals. The first and foremost important goal you must set is to make sure your goals are for YOU. They have to be reasonable and easy to attain. Do not overwhelm yourself with a long list of things you cannot accomplish. Keep it simple.
Now lets get down to the nitty gritty. Let me begin by addressing the importance of boosting your energy level and immunity to diseases during the winter months. First, it is very important to wash your hands frequently especially if you around people who are sick. Try to maintain a clean environment. For example, if you work in an office where co-workers are ill, wipe countertops, coffee pots, desk tops, computer keyboards and telephone receivers. All surfaces that can carry and easily transfer bacteria.
Second, maintain a consistent exercise routine. Even if you do not have a lot of time to dedicate to exercise, divide each session into 2 or more short bouts throughout the day. For example, take a short brisk walk on your morning coffee break and add a longer one during your lunch hour. Take the stairs instead of the elevator when you run errands. Make sure to incorporate a few ways to get some exercise each and every day. This is an important lifestyle choice that you must set as a goal for yourself.
Third, get proper rest. This is vital to maintain a healthy immune system. When you are well rested, your body can easily fight off infections and diseases. You are also more likely to handle stressful situations more calmly and we all know that stress can play havoc on your health. This should also be a part of your daily lifestyle choice and goal setting.
And finally, eat healthy. Although it can be a challenge to eat healthy especially with a busy lifestyle, you must make nutrition a priority in your daily routine. If this seems a little too difficult to do, try taking a nutritional supplement as added protection. This can help balance your body’s need for nutrition. Nutritional supplements should only be used in conjunction with proper diet not as a replacement for the necessary vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you get from the four food groups.
By following these 5 simple and effective lifestyle and nutrition steps to success during the long winter months, you can make the right choices and set the goals YOU want to accomplish to stay healthy and happy.
Lynn Burchard is a Wellness Consultant recognized for her dedication and expertise in the field of nutrition, lifestyle and health. She lives with her husband and 4 children in Ontario, Canada and dedicates a large percentage of her time making sure her family stays healthy. She is continuously studying and learning through education, all aspects of nutrition, lifestyle and health that affect day to day living. Her passion is helping others take better care of themselves by providing useful information to those individuals who have been misinformed and bombarded by all sorts of health claims. She has recently written a Free Report entitled “The Health-Wise Report”. Head on over to [http://www.nutritionlifestylehealth.com] and grab your copy today!