With the winter months coming, it becomes easier and easier to let our health slide. I don’t know about you, but I’m so much more active during the summer months. I eat better, I exercise more and I’m just overall more active in my day to day life. Knowing this, I’m going to try very hard this winter to ensure that my health is as good as it can be. Read on to enjoy my simple tips for keeping your health in check:
Make Sure Your Health Cover is Valid
None of us like to imagine what would happen if we got sick, especially if we needed an expensive operation. But the reality is this can and does happen to anyone, so it’s best to be prepared just in case. Health care is different depending on where you live, but if you’re based in the UK you’ve probably heard about the EHIC card, but did you know that you cannot claim coverage if you don’t have your card present or if it’s expired. Scary stuff, right? You can easily apply for EHIC Card Renewal online, so find your card and make sure it’s valid!
Make Sure You’re Eating Right
Summer is great because there’s an abundance of cheap fruit and vegetables, but that’s often not the case with winter. Fruit prices go through the roof and it can be almost impossible to find our favourite foods without paying a crazy sum. Ensure that you’re getting enough fruits and vegetables – things like frozen berries in smoothies and frozen vegetables are a good substitute for the abundance of delicious, healthy and fresh food during the summer.
Many of us see the bad weather and just want to curl up inside and watch Netflix forever. That’s fun, but you also need fresh air, vitamin D and to move your body. As such, I suggest trying a few times a week to get out for a walk. There’s a German saying which is along the lines of “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes” so rug up warm and get outside. It will do you the world of good.
Join a Club
Learn a new hobby, whatever you’re interested in. Maybe you’ve always wanted to do a creative writing course, maybe you’re more interested in something physical. It doesn’t matter what it is, but join a club and make some new friends. There are numerous studies that show learning a new skill is great for the brain. Also making new friends is a great way to get a burst of happiness, which will lead to a more positive lifestyle.
It’s easy to feel healthier with small changes in your life. Take on board my suggestions and enjoy the difference you feel in your day to day life.