It seems like bad timing to write this blog post now when we’ve just had a few weeks of unseasonably warm weather. However, it
Here are some self-care tips for the cold weather…
According to new research by E.ON, bad weather causes more than three quarters (77%) of Brits to put off outdoor activities. Personally, I tend to get out and train whatever the weather, but I do struggle to warm up after I’ve been running or cycling in the cold.
I try to avoid hanging around in cold, damp clothes after training and change into dry, warm layers as quickly as possible. Using a smart thermostat means that I can get the house nice and cosy for when I return to avoid the post-workout shivers.
Take a warm bath
There’s nothing better than soaking in a hot bubble bath after training outdoors in the cold. It warms you up, helps you relax and aids recovery.
I dissolve magnesium flakes in the bath to soothe sore muscles and support a restful nights sleep. Baths are an easy, accessible way to get some wintertime self-care in.
It goes without saying that sleep is essential to our overall health, it helps you to function well during the day and aids in recovery and repair after training. Sleep also helps maintain a balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry or full, so it can aid in maintaining or losing weight.
To ensure you get a good night’s sleep, try to stick to a regular schedule of going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. Turn off screens and bright lights an hour before bedtime and avoid caffeine before bed.
More than half of the nation (55%) say they want to incorporate exercise into their home routine, so adding some simple stretches into your day is a simple way to achieve this.
Stretching is especially important in the winter months as muscles tense up more in colder temperatures. In the morning it helps to energise you for the day, and in the evening it helps to unwind and relax you before bed.
You can find more tips for self-care including videos from Alice Liveing on the E.ON website
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