Winter Health: 4 Tips to Feel Your Best During Winter Months
Winter Health Tips From a Holistc Health Coach
I wanted to share a few things I do for my health when transitioning into the Winter season. The days are shorter, the tempatures are cooler, and the hustle and bustle of summer has come to an end. Below are a few things that I implement in this season to feel my best.
Is it normal to feel more tired in Winter?
We have a busy culteral standard in general and the summer months tend to be the time where we have the most plans as the days are longer and the sun is shinning. With the time change and the cooler temperatures I think there is a normal desire to slow down a bit and change the pace from the longer days. It's normal for me to want to cacoon a little and snuggle up with a book on the couch in the evening. I notice my mind giving me lists of things I can be working on and it takes an intential thought to give myself permisson to relax and be ok with a little more of a reflective and introspective mood in this new season. I think of Winter as a time to reflect on the year and prepare and rest to bloom into the next Spring season. My goal is to restore, reflect, and nourish myself in winter so I can to go into the Spring with more energy!
What supplements are best during Winter months?
I get my blood work done yearly to see where I am with my vital nutrients. I always check my Vitamin D to know my baseline and I can supplement in Winter accordingly. Every person is different so I encorage you to talk to your doctor and get a blood test. Some supplements that are in my rotation during Winter are:
Does your skin get dry in Winter?
My skin becomes dryer in the winter months and I step up my non-toxic skin routine to stay mosturized. I use Tata Harper beautifying oil, and Evanhealy body butter to nourish my skin. Hydration is also key for our skin to be healthy. It can be harder to drink water in the winter months for some and herbal tea is a great addition to your routine. My favorites teas are:
What foods are best for Winter?
Seasoanl produce and waarming foods are best in winter months. I crave more warming soups and nourishing foods in this season. I like to cook with fresh herbs like rosemary, oregano, and thyme.
Seasonal Produce for Winter:
Sweet potatoes and Yams
In summary, consider these tips to feel your best through Winter:
Give youself grace when it comes to slowing down a bit with these shorter days
Eat seasonally and nourish youself with warming soups and roasted veggies
Get your supplement routine dialed in. Our immune systems tend to be lower in the Winter months and its important to supplement accordingy
Up your water and herbal tea intake to stay on top of proper hydration
Use non-toxic products to stay mosturized
Embrace the shorter days and use this time to reflect and rest. Continue to nourish youself and prepare for the new year ahead :) Looking forward to a healthy and happy Season! The suggestions above are based on my personal experience and I hope they insprie you to feel your best. If you are interested in 1:1 Perosnal Health Coaching please sign up here.