Physiotherapy in Chelmsford & Southend on Sea


Keeping well this Winter October 13, 2017


How to keep well this Winter: Tips from The Physiotherapy Academy

With Winter soon to be set upon us, it’s important to look after ourselves physically and mentally to optimise our wellbeing. Here are some tips we feel are important in helping us to achieve this…

Exercise is important all year round; but especially in the Winter when darker days and cold weather may keep you indoors more. As a general guide we should aim for 30 minutes of exercise a day (or 150 minutes a week). In the Winter months gym or indoor activities such as swimming can be more appealing than going outdoors. Even walking to work and being active at home or the dreaded housework is good for health. Whatever works best for you!

Colds and other viral illness may occur despite our best efforts to avoid them, especially in the Winter. There is some evidence that keeping up your levels of vitamin C and zinc may help some people. However, for recovery, drinking lots of fluids and rest is always key. After a heavy viral illness it is best to rest and avoid exercise for a few days in order to recover more quickly.

Living in the UK during Winter with a lack of sunshine, many people can become low in vitamin D. Vitamin D is classically thought of in association with calcium and bone health, but it is also an important vitamin (and hormone) for general health. It can reduce fatigue, aches/pains in the body and also reduce the risk of cold viruses.
You can boost Vitamin D in many ways, not just by sunshine, although a winter escape to the sun may be enjoyable!  Foods that increase Vitamin D include fatty fish (like tuna, mackerel, and salmon), foods fortified with vitamin D (like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals), Beef liver, Cheese and Egg yolks.

Alternatively you can keep well by helping yourself or your loved ones de-stress.  Our current sports massage offers are ideal for this and help improve health and wellbeing.  Call the clinic today to find out the offers available or to buy your vouchers as an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones.

Southend: 01702 521042 or email info@physioacademy.co.uk

Chelmsford 01245 254068 or email chelmsford@physioacademy.co.uk


To arrange an appointment or speak to a physiotherapist, call or email on:

Southend on Sea: 01702 521 042 or info@physioacademy.co.uk
Chelmsford: 01245 254 069 or chelmsford@physioacademy.co.uk

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