Health Tricks To Feel Happier

Perhaps you’re suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or maybe you just aren’t dealing with the cold very well, whatever it is, here are a few health tricks to help you feel happier this winter.

Fight Colds and Flu with Vigour

Taking time off life is a real nuisance, especially when you want to start the new year with a fresh start. You can avoid colds and flu by keeping your distance from infected people; carrying hand sanitiser and always washing your hands after being in a public place such as at the gym, out shopping, at work or to your local pub. Many of us consider places such as the gym to be healthy, but as we wipe sweat from our face using our hands, we are putting ourselves at risk to all sorts of bacterial and viral infections. To avoid the flu this winter, get in touch with your GP about having the flu vaccination.

If you’re unlucky enough to become infected with a cold, it’s actually the symptoms of your body fighting the infection that make you feel so unwell. Visit your local pharmacy and explain your symptoms to find the right medication and get plenty of rest for a quick recovery.

Look After Your Joints

During the colder months, joints can become painful for many people, especially those who suffer from arthritis. However, with the right treatment and care, you can make it through to spring pain free! If you’re dealing with substantial pain, it’s important that you go for a diagnosis with an expert to find the right treatment for your individual case. You can see a specialist and jump the queues if you have invested in private medical insurance.

If it’s just a case of waking up a bit stiff in the morning, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting enough exercise. The boost to your blood circulation has long lasting effects on joint pain. Equally you need to make sure you’re eating a balanced diet, working in natural anti-inflammatories into your diet. Finally, keep warm, wear supports when you need to and don’t go out for walks or running when the conditions are dangerous.

Make Exercise a Lifestyle

Too many people these days see exercise as a hobby when it’s an essential ingredient to living a long and healthy and happy life. To wake up, sit down at work all day and then go home and sit in front of the television is giving yourself an early death sentence. To stay healthy, adults need to do at least two types of physical exercise each week, including both aerobic and strength exercises.

Here at General & Medical, our health insurance policies come with a 20% discount off all Nuffield Health Gym memberships and in January we are giving every single person who buys health insurance, a free MOOV fitness tracker so you can make sure you’re getting enough exercise.

 


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