Top tips for staying well in the winter months
Vitamin D is important for our musculoskeletal health as well as our mental health, and with the darker days affecting our body’s ability to naturally produce it, upping our intake of oily fish, eggs and mushrooms or adding a daily vitamin D supplement will help to support the body throughout the winter months. Also look to boost your immune system with foods high in Vitamin C such as broccoli, leafy greens and peppers, as well as spices like ginger and turmeric. Studies have also found that a walk in nature boosts mood and creative output, so wrap up warm and make some time to get outside despite the drop in temperatures.
How to stay fit when locked down at home
Maintaining some kind of routine whilst in lockdown is super important for both our physical and mental health. Planning your workout week and booking any online classes in advance will help to keep you accountable and less likely to cancel on yourself. At Bodyism we offer both live virtual as well as on demand classes which presents a great opportunity to try something new from the comfort of your own home, whether it’s a new instructor or trying yoga or pilates for the first time.
- 200ml cashew milk
- 1 full scoop of Protein Excellence
- 1 full scoop of Beauty Food
- 1 handful of Spinach
- ½ a banana
- Small cup of ice
- Blend altogether & enjoy!
Top tips for a good night’s sleep
A good night’s sleep is vital to our overall health so give yourself at least an hour to wind down before bed. The blue light emitted from our devices keeps us awake by suppressing our production of the sleep hormone, melatonin, so switch your iPhone to “Night Shift”, or better yet, switch your devices off completely and pick up a book instead. Our Bodyism Serenity supplement is also a great addition to any bedtime routine. A vegan friendly formula, the inclusion of camomile and hops help to calm anxiety and aid sleep, whilst rosemary and liquorice root have antiviral and antibacterial properties.