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The Ultimate Winter Wellness Guide

It's that time of year again when it starts to get colder and the winter months can feel rather dull. Motivation and energy levels may drop, and many of our healthy habits can start to fade away. But this can be the best time to slow down and focus on looking after yourself physically and mentally. To help you get through the cold and dark days in comfort and bring back a little sunshine to your everyday, I created the ultimate zero-waste wellness guide.

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness helps give us space and focus on the present moment. Activities like journaling, breathwork and meditation (apps like Headspace and Calm are great free apps to guide you) can help create a sense of calm and reduce stress, clearing your mind for productivity and cultivating appreciation which makes us feel happier!

Limit Screen Time

Say goodnight to your devices and put them away for at least an hour before bed. This will help to reduce disruptive thoughts and promote better sleep. It’s not always easy to resist the temptation but turning on ‘do not disturb’ mode, using a sleep/wake up alarm setting to prompt you or putting it away in a drawer or on the other side of the room will help stop you reaching for it (we promise, it’s not as hard as it sounds). For bonus points, use red light bulbs to help with circadian rhythm.

Hydration Station

The colder temperatures and blustery wind will leave you feeling drier than ever. Rehydrate and protect your skin with a hydrating Organic Argon Oil – a moisturizing facial oil that can also be used on your cuticles and to manage frizzy hair. We also recommend using a thicker face cream like this organic bakuchiol and niacinamide moisutrizer.

Soups and Curries

Soups, curries and cold weather go hand in hand. There’s nothing better than steaming up the house with warmth and a wafting fragrance that will make you feel like staying in was the best choice.

Homeopathic Remedies

homeopathic remedies, Boiron is the brand we love. Another easy tip is making a batch of fermented garlic honey at the beginning of the season and eating the cloves when you start to feel under the weather.

Snack Time

No doubt you’ll feel like snacking a lot more throughout the winter period (we certainly do!). For nutrient dense snacks try walnuts or unsalted cashews. roasted chickpeas, dark chocolate almonds and bone broth for the gut, which in turn helps your immune system.

Stretch It Out

A morning wind up and evening wind down stretch session helps you to gently start and end the day while keeping your body active and easing any tension and muscle aches.

Indoor Workouts

If the gloomy weather is stopping you from going for a run, try working out indoors at a gym or in your own home. Activities like yoga, aerobics and using objects in your house like heavy books as weights make for some excellent exercise. We love the MWH app for this!

Dry Brushing

Dry brushing, an ever-popular self-care technique (#drybrushing boasts more than 73 million views on TikTok) that has seveal benefits like exfoliating the skin, detoxifing the body, and reducing the appearance of cellulite. We love this dry brush and this body oil to pair with it.

Keep Those Fluids Up

Sweating during those workouts means you’re losing water and with the drier weather, you’ll want to make sure you stay hydrated – drink at least 64 ounces per day. We love this beauty electrolytes that helps with youthful skin and deep hydration.

Sauna & Cold Shower/Plunge

There are so many proven benefits of these practices, to name a few; improved circulation and energy giving, reduced muscle soreness and joint pain, improves immunity to illness, closes pores, helps you to relax and helps with weight loss. The sauna/steam room should be used 2-3 times a week for no more than 10-20 minutes at a time. With the cold shower/plunge, Take it slow: Start with 30 seconds of cold water. Work up to a minute and progress until you take a cold shower for two to three minutes.





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