Adelaide Thunderbirds Vice Captain and Priceline Pharmacy Ambassador, Chelsea Pitman, shares her five tips for staying healthy in winter.
Sometimes we fall into a lull in the colder months and lose our mojo to stay active. Make sure you’re getting a minimum of 30 minutes a day of physical activity. This can be something as simple as walking around the shopping mall if you don’t want to go outside.
Getting a good night’s sleep is so important. Our body is constantly working, especially our brain. Sleep allows our body to recover and ‘recharge’. I aim to get eight hours of sleep per night.
My tip for nutrition is to try new recipes – so you don’t get bored! When creating a meal, adding fruit and vegetables in a variety of colours such as red, purple, dark green, yellow and orange, not only looks good but helps provide your body with a range of nutrients it needs.
This is something I have recently started and has allowed me to train myself to actively switch off and focus when I need.
For me I can’t run the risk of getting the flu because the netball season runs throughout winter. We also travel a lot, so we are exposed to germs. Getting the flu shot takes five minutes, and it saves me from being bed ridden for a week! You can easily book in to have your flu shot online today.
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