It’s hard to stay upbeat during the winter – between the gloomy weather and bouts of sickness, winter often brings on fatigue and weariness. Remember, you have to take care of yourself! There are ways to enjoy winter. Staying healthy and fit will do wonders for your mood, as will updating your winter wardrobe.

Avoid Sickness

Sometimes it’s hard to avoid a cold, but there are a couple simple things you can remember to do to prevent them. Remember, children are more vulnerable to colds, so make sure your family know what they can do to prevent themselves from getting sick!

If you do get sick, constant nose blowing and the winter weather can mean an irritated nose and chapped lips. If you get a cold, remember to moisturise these areas regularly, consider buying a humidifier and remember to hydrate!

Stay Healthy This Winter

Just because it’s winter doesn’t give you an excuse to give up on your fitness goals. A lot of people put on weight in the winter. If you’re looking to avoid weight-gain, try making some simple lifestyle changes. Drinking hot chocolate? Use skim milk or substitute tea. Make sure not to give up your exercise routine. And most importantly, set goals and stick to them!

And remember, summer bodies are made in winter! You can’t expect to start making changes a month before summer starts. If you commit to a fitness and health regime now, you’ll be seeing significant changes by the time it’s warm enough to hit the beach!

Winter Wardrobe

You deserve to treat yourself sometimes! A new scarf or pair of boots can do wonders for your self-esteem and get you excited to leave the house. If you’re looking to update your winter wardrobe without completely breaking the bank, try adding a couple of our winter wardrobe essentials!

About The Author

Elise Harmon

Elise is an intern from Boston, Massachusetts, where she attends Northeastern University. Elise is studying journalism and has previously worked for the Boston Globe and BostInno and been an editor at her school newspaper, The Huntington News. Elise has a passion for telling people's stories and enjoys running, reading, cooking, and petting dogs.

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