The dead of winter can add a slippery slope to staying well. Healthy eating, physical activity and sufficient rest can all be blindsided by shorter hours of daylight, cold days of weather and long waits for spring. Keeping on track with choices that maintain wellness can require a more focused effort given the appeal of cocooning and staying comfortably warm. AIM knows you likely have a lot on your platter, so here are four simple ways to keep well this winter.
1 Chill Out
It’s important to take time for yourself during the chilly season to get some respite from the cold cares of the day. Downtime just for you can mean listening to your favourite music, reading a good book or watching a gripping movie. Better still, turn everything off by immersing yourself in a hot bath enriched with magnesium from Mag-nificence CWR. It takes time to soak in the tub. Make it your time to unwind, relax and daydream about pleasant thoughts. You can also get relief from the grip of stressful winter days by reaching for Composure, a natural combination of calming herbs that can help your body to de-stress and ease into a good night’s sleep.
2 Opt Out
Take a long, hard look at the negatives that make life harder than it needs to be. This can include toxic people in the workplace or unhealthy habits you may have cultivated. Make changes. Instead of letting a toxic boss or coworker make winter an even colder type of cold, opt out of the drama they create and find ways to work around them. Identify the bad habit(s) you need to let go of and adopt something positive. For example, if you’re spending too much of your free time on devices, reduce your screen time and get physically active instead. Use the Sports Pack to help fuel the energy needs of your exercise choices so that you maintain a regular schedule of movement.
3 Load Up
AIM offers an incredible selection of supplements that let you load up on nutritional support for your immune system during the long, cold months of winter. A daily dose of the Garden Trio gives you the summer richness of vegetables in nutrient-dense beverages. Getting enough dietary fiber enhances your immune system, and Herbal Fiberblend or Fit ’n Fiber can boost your fiber intake and support digestive health. GarlicAIM and Proancynol 2000 further enhance your immune system with the unique compounds of garlic and antioxidant ingredients that deliver a diversity of free-radical fighters for damage control. Load up on supplemental nutrition that works on behalf of your immune system.
4 Dig In
Seek out whole, plant-sourced foods whenever possible this winter. It can be a difficult time to find fresh produce but dig in to vegetables and salads as often as you can. Whole grains such as barley and oats make nutritious hot soups and cereals. For example, a bowl of hot oatmeal, especially the slow-cooked kind, is a great way to begin a cold day. Oatmeal is filling and good for your gut. For added flavor and nutrition, add some fruit or nuts while it cooks. Walnuts are a tasty addition and a good source of omega-3. For more of this essential fatty acid, drizzle the contents of an AIMega capsule or two on to cooked oatmeal that’s ready to eat. Dig in to plant-based nutrition for winter wellness.