If you find yourself on the chillier side of life like the Ledgeview Partners HQ team here in Appleton, Wisconsin, you may be in need of some winter wellness tips to start your new year on the right foot.
A healthy self is a happy self! Cheesy as the saying is, it’s true.
Here are some of the top ways to practice self-care in the winter of 2019.
1. Wash your hands often
Winter is also flu season, which means it’s even more important to wash your hands properly during this time of year.
Before eating or handling food, or whenever you come home after being out in a public place, be mindful and wash your hands. Use soap and water, lather, and rise for at least 20 seconds.
2. Manage your stress levels
This is important to do all year, as many of these tips are, but especially during the chillier months, as many people tend to fall under spells of seasonal depression.
Be well and take care of yourself. Give yourself a break when you feel overwhelmed.
Find support, and get in plenty of long winter naps. Some experts say spending time with family and friends is just as important to your well-being as diet and exercise!
So, be sure to make time for those who are most important to you.
3. Wear enough layers
Don’t get skimpy with your winter layers. While outdoors, as temperatures drop, you want to be sure to protect yourself.
Get your hats, gloves, scarves, and waterproof boots out, ready, and on your body.
You will be grateful for the warmth (and health) the coverage brings you.
4. Get your exams and screenings
Most people don’t like visiting the doctor, but it is crucial to attend your annual exams and screenings.
By doing this, you prevent health complications and can be assured of not just your present health, but future health.
5. Eat healthily and stay active
It’s easy to lose track of ourselves during the winter months.
In winter, be especially mindful about whether or not you are getting proper amounts of exercise, eating a healthy diet, and balancing holiday splurges out accordingly.
You don’t have to avoid the plate of sugar cookies, or whatever your holiday “poison”. Just be mindful of the quantities you consume at your remaining holiday parties.
Make exercising at home fun in the meantime! It’s all about balance and mindfulness, not complete deprivation. Find your own rhythm with individual health and wellness.
Everyone is different. You can find a variety of fun and free exercise videos and recipes online, for example!
We hope you benefit from and take action on these winter health and wellness tips.
We at Ledgeview encourage and support the health of our customers and employees, and want to be sure you’re taken care of equally.
Learn more about Ledgeview’s team and culture when you visit our “About Us” page.