5 ways to stay healthy this winter. Central London Chiropractor Motionback offers these tips.

So far our winter has been very mild and because of this mild weather the plants are acting accordingly, with people spotting daffodils, primroses and snowdrops already starting to bud.

Even though we are having warmer weather this winter, there are still lots of bugs around which can cause illness. As a leading Central London Chiropractor, we would like to share these tips on beating those bugs:

1. Get a good night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep is vital to your health and wellbeing.  Six to nine hours is the recommended time for sleep and many of us are getting much less. Make sure your sleeping environment is set up to help you get a good night’s sleep. This includes making sure your mattress is right for you

2. Drink more milk

A healthy immune system during the winter months is vital and milk and dairy products like cheese and yoghurt provide a great source of protein and vitamins A and B12. The downside is their fat content so use semi-skimmed, or low fat versions

3. Embrace your 5 a day

Include five portions of fruit and vegetables into your daily diet. Have fruit at hand to snack on when you get those sugar cravings. A simple way to get your daily intake is to make soups full of winter vegetables such as carrots, parsnips and swede

4. Take regular exercise

The benefits of taking regular exercise can’t be stressed enough, from controlling your weight to boosting both your immune system and your energy level. Why not get the whole family involved and find a new activity you can all do

5. Eat lots of porridge

Porridge is a fantastic way to start your day. It will boost your energy and keep you feeling full for longer. Don’t succumb to adding sugar though, add fruit or some dried fruit instead and make it with water or if you have to use milk make it semi skimmed or skimmed

If you are suffering from back pain and you feel you need some help, please do not hesitate to pay us a visit or get in touch with London Chiropractor Motionback, on 0207 112 5408 or email andy@motionback.co.uk