With what feels like a seemingly endless cold spell ahead, ’tis the season to revisit your wellness regime. While the winter months tend to hinder our health goals, whatever those may be, through good food, fitness, sleep, and self-care choices, you can stay fighting fit for the long freeze ahead. Read on for expert-approved tips that will help you weather the winter months.
Load up on healthy fats, such as avocados, fatty fish, dark chocolate, chia seeds, whole eggs, extra virgin olive oils, nuts, and even cheese to help beat winter fatigue, advises Vesna Skul, MD, an internal medicine and women’s health specialist, and Life Stage Health Coach at TONE Networks. “These healthy fats act as natural anti-inflammatories, helping with everything from joint aches and pains to brain function to mood enhancement, which is particularly good during this time of year when 1 in 3 people, mostly young adults and women, experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD),” she says.Read more