Baby it’s cold outside!
Australian naturopath Gill Stannard shares her favourite ways to help you warm up this winter.
Five ways to warm up in winter
1. Get dancing. Whether it’s a Salsa, Zumba or belly dancing – classes can keep you motivated and can be great for your social life. No Lights No Lycra is my pick, a while hour of non-stop dancing, in the dark at Nana Hour! If nothing else crank up the music and dance at home.
2. Rug up and go for a walk. When the sky lightens and patches of blue appear, grab the opportunity while its lasts and head out for a walk. Did you know that some new or recently renovated houses emit more toxic gasses than the city on a smog alert day? Getting out of home or work and into the fresh air is worth the effort.
3. Do something new. Winter is the perfect time to learn a new skill – book an adult swim or stroke correction class, circus skills or trampolining. Or reconnect with a childhood activity like ice skating, roller blading, hula hooping or skipping.
5. Snuggle. Get close and personal with your favourite human, or cuddle a fur baby. There’s nothing like a surge of oxytocin to stop you noticing the cold!
What’s your favourite way to warm up in winter?
Updated: June 2018