We’ve got six winter warmer ideas that won’t break the bank! From stylish layers through to soup, you’ll love these ideas!
The more skin that’s exposed, the colder you’ll feel. Plus, it can look stylish layering up. It’s time to get out the thermals, scarves and beanies.
Eat Well and Drink Warm
Soups and stews are great for warming you from the inside out! Eating nutritious foods like fruit and vegetable will also help to ward off colds and flues. Nobody likes getting body aches and chills!
It might be the last thing you want to do when it feels like five degrees outside, but it’s going to get your blood pumping and heat you up! Take care of your joints, as they’re more prone to injury in cooler temperature. Read how here!
Save on the power bill by snuggling up! Grab your cosy blankets, hot water bottle, onesie and bed socks (and don’t tell me you don’t own fluffy, atrociously coloured bed socks). You might even get some warm fuzzies from knowing you’re doing your bit for the environment by not blasting your heater on full.
If you can find a person to snuggle, even better.
Tips to Heat Your Home
So you’ve layered, you’ve overdosed on soup, you’ve moved and you’ve snuggled. It’s time to heat up the house. Here are the best ways to ensure you’re heating your home efficiently.
Block unused chimneys and draughts from windows and doors.
Open curtains to let the sun in, and then close them when the sun goes down to keep the heat in.
If your home feels damp and cold, use a dehumidifier. Humidity makes your home hospitable to allergens like mould, mildew and dust mites which can cause allergic reactions, asthma and other health issues.
On top of eating a nutritious diet to keep yourself healthy, supplements can give your immune system an extra boost. Multi-vitamins and antioxidants can help you get the essential in, plus these winter essentials are designed to help your immune system work at its best!
You probably know that probiotics promote gut health, but they’re also packed with lesser-known benefits, like strengthening immune health!
More immune cells are concentrated in the gut than in any other region of the body. Not only are friendly bacteria vital to the proper development of the immune system, recent research also suggests that probiotics help sustain healthy immune function by promoting healthy bacterial growth and preventing the introduction of harmful bacteria strains.
You’ve probably been told you should take vitamin C to prevent getting sick, and that’s pretty good advice! It can help boost immune function, but only if you take it before getting sick.
Vitamin C is critical for a properly functioning immune system, and if you’re not getting enough regularly, you could be more likely to get sick.
USANA has two supplements with vitamin C – Proflavanol and Poly C.
Proflavanol® C100 provides superior antioxidant protection with a synergistic blend of grape seed extract and Poly C™.
Poly C is USANA’s vitamin C supplement with a unique blend of mineral ascorbates.
An in-house clinical trial showed that when equal amounts of vitamin C were provided as either Poly C or ascorbic acid, the Poly C gave higher levels of vitamin C in blood serum and maintained those higher levels for a longer time.
This essential mineral, which acts like an antioxidant in the body, keeps the immune system working at its peak. Studies have also shown that zinc can help to reduce the duration of colds.
This is why USANA’s Proglucamune contains it! Proglucamune contains a certified organic blend of medicinal mushrooms (reishi and shiitake), combined with a unique zinc formula to help boost immunity by strengthening your immune cells.
Share this with your friends and family to keep them healthy this winter!
Written by Monique Sparks Marketing| USANA New Zealand