Hey!! The start of the season is a great time to set some self-care goals and here are Fit Girl Factory's top tips to make sure you stay happy and healthy throughout the colder months.
Boost your immune system
Having a strong immune system is hugely important in staying healthy and avoiding infections! Your immune system relies on good nutrition to fuel itself. Having a healthy diet, enough sleep, good digestive health positive stress management, cutting down on alcohol and sugar intake all playing a crucial part in keeping you healthy.
Focus on eating quality whole foods which are packed with vitamins such as A, C,D and E such as from whole grains, nuts and seeds. Eating too many processed foods can suppress the immune system and you won’t be getting the extra boost of energy needed to get out of bed in the morning!
Look after your body
Do things that keep you feeling refreshed, such as a getting a good night’s sleep, staying active or doing your favourite activity such as reading a book. Listen to your body and give it what it needs.
Don't give up the exercise though! I know it's tempting to curl up on the sofa binge-watching Netflix! But make the most of the beautiful changing seasons and head outside for a long walk! Spending time outside increases your vitamin D levels, making you feel happier and improving your concentration.
Eat seasonal veggies
Autumn veggies such as beetroot, broccoli, broad beans, carrots, cabbage and courgettes make it so simple to reap the benefits and nutritional value of a plant based diet. Learn some new recipes and enjoy some good food with friends and family. Take advantage of the shorter evenings and set aside a few hours on the weekend to prepare some of your favourite dark leafy, seasonal fruits and vegetables for the week ahead.
Take your time
Don’t burn out before the winter months come rolling in. Take October as a time to chill out, slow down and plan for the busy months ahead. This doesn’t mean becoming a couch potato for a few months, just take things a little bit slower, take in your surroundings more and fend off the winter blues by staying on top of your wellbeing. Keep it simple.
It’s easier to forget about your water consumption when the temperature outside drops. When the shorter days roll around remember to keep up with your fluids to help with both exercise and to control your appetite. At Fit Girl we love a naturally flavoured water such as cucumber and mint, pomegranate or coconut and vanilla.....