New announcement. Learn more


Winter wellness: Embracing health and happiness

As winter sets in, from June to August, the colder weather and shorter days can pose unique challenges. However, focusing on wellness practices can help you thrive and enjoy the season fully.

Here are some tips specifically for maintaining health and well-being during winter.

Seasonal diet 

Winter is an ideal time to enjoy hearty, nutritious meals. Seasonal produce such as kiwifruit, mandarins, and root veggies like kumara are rich in essential vitamins and minerals that can help boost your immunity.

Staying hydrated is important all year round, so drink plenty of water. Warm alternatives like herbal teas can also be soothing and beneficial.

Stay active 

When it's cold, outdoor activities might seem less appealing, but staying active is essential for both physical and mental health. Indoor exercises such as yoga, pilates, or home workout routines can be very effective. Many gyms also offer classes that cater to all fitness levels.

Mental health

You might find yourself staying indoors more frequently whilst trying to keep warm. Staying connected with friends and family is important to help reduce feelings of isolation or loneliness.

There are also some great mindfulness practices from Healthify that can help manage stress and promote a positive outlook.

Sleep well

Quality sleep is a key part of feeling well-rested and energised each day. Consistency is important as it helps regulate your body's internal clock. If you are having trouble with sleep, reviewing your sleep environment could help. Health New Zealand has useful tips and insights on improving sleep quality.  

Get creative 

Ignite your creative side and explore new hobbies. Whether it’s picking up knitting for the first time, experimenting with new baking recipes, or starting an indoor herb garden, winter could be a cosy backdrop for creativity. Engaging in creative activities not only keeps your mind active but also provides a sense of accomplishment and joy.

Winter doesn't have to be a time of discomfort. With a mindful approach, winter can be an opportune season for growth, reflection, and wellness. 

Disclaimer: Please note that the content provided in this article is intended as an overview and as general information only. While care is taken to ensure accuracy and reliability, the information provided is subject to continuous change and may not reflect current developments or address your situation. Before making any decisions based on the information provided in this article, please use your discretion and seek independent guidance.