Protecting your body in winter 

Protecting your body in winter is a follow on from a guest post 5 ways to stay active this winter. I felt it’s important to not only learn how to stay active but protecting your body too. As much as I am all for exercise I am also for staying warm and not catching colds.

There are many simple ways that can help when protecting the body from winter. Those who know me know I love simple ways, simple processes so as not to confuse thing.

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Related: 7 Lip Care Secrets, 2016 Winter Face Routine

Protecting your body ~ The Inside

Moisturise, daily moisturising is good for your skin. The body gets battered all the time by the elements and needs all the moisturising it can get. I always laugh at how moisturised I look indoors and completely dry the minute I step outside. No one likes flaking skin (if you can help it) so always moisturise as that is the first protection barrier for your skin.

Wear warm clothing, England can have four seasons in one day. The fast changing of the elements affects your skin more quickly than anything else. I am known for dressing like an Eskimo in Autumn and Winter because I don’t like the cold.

Protect your hair, every woman goes through this. Spend some time getting your do (hair) done, step outside and poof back to square one. I try to walk with a beanie in my bag always for the changing elements.

Protecting your body ~ The Outside

Eat healthy warm meals, no I don’t always eat the healthiest meals but I eat warm meals. Winter is not a time I kid around when it comes to food. I will eat a salad in winter but follow it with soup or a warm dessert. You want your body to be fit enough to fight the winter colds and opportunist diseases. Be the best healthy you can be to protect your body.

Hydration, I am not one for remembering to drink water all the time but I drink tea every day. There many ways you can keep hydrated during winter and for me the best way is tea.

Remember, you only have one body with no replacements on the side, so take care of you. Protecting your body this winter is paramount. Staying healthy (whatever your definition) is beautiful and sexy.

With that being said, what are some of the ways you ensure protecting your body us #1?

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  1. November 2, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Remembering to drink seems to be my biggest problem during the colder months. It is so easy when you are hot to drink but in the winter I often don’t feel the need until it is too late.

  2. Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu
    November 1, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    brilliant insight & wisdom shared. awwwwww hahaha that pug pic is just too adorable. it’s summer here and i hate it. winter is my favorite time of the year. get to dress all comfy and sleep like a baby

  3. Chrissy Hme
    November 1, 2016 / 6:25 am

    These are good to keep in mind. Since hibernating all winter is not a realistic option, I need to make sure I am protected when braving the cold.

  4. Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
    November 1, 2016 / 2:47 am

    Good reminders for the cold season! At least it’s an excuse to bundle up and get cozy! Thanks for the good advice 🙂

  5. October 30, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    These are really useful tips, and i totally agree with all of them.

  6. October 30, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Great tips here, I’m a big fan of eating warm and hearty meals in the winter x

  7. October 29, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    Great posts, I need to remember some of these, I want to be much healthier this winter.

    • October 30, 2016 / 4:40 am

      Thanks

  8. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    October 29, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    I love the pic of the dog. I need to work on moisturizing period.

    • October 30, 2016 / 4:39 am

      Moisturising is in important especially this season.

  9. Jojo Vito
    October 29, 2016 / 6:00 pm

    warm meal and soup of course will always be perfect for any cold weather )

    • October 29, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      Absolutely

  10. Clairejustineo
    October 29, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Great ideas here 🙂 I love making warm stews in Winter, the kids are not a big fan but they love them with dumplings in ..

    • October 29, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      I love stews as well as many them when I can

  11. Tanya Brannan
    October 29, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I have had a cold for 4 weeks now that I just can’t seem to shift. I will be trying to look after myself more as the winter gets worse x

    • October 29, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Awww bless get well soon

    • October 29, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Thanks

  12. Beautyqueenuk
    October 29, 2016 / 11:15 am

    I spent quite some time cooing over the featured picture ha… I agree about hydration, I always always have a bottle of water on my desk, if it is looking at me, then I drink it x

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      I am bad at hydration with water but with other drinks I am great.

  13. October 29, 2016 / 10:42 am

    OMG your feature image is ADORABLE! It’s so important to take care of yourself – especially in winter xx

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks, I loved it too

  14. Chei Pangan
    October 29, 2016 / 8:42 am

    Thank you for the wonderful tips! The photo is so cute! 🙂

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thanks

  15. Francesca Nelson
    October 29, 2016 / 8:30 am

    I have to admit I don’t moisturise my body ever single day although ought to!!

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Awww bless you so need to moisturise

  16. Annemarie LeBlanc
    October 29, 2016 / 4:29 am

    Thanks for these tips. Winter can be harsh on our skin and hair, so I never forget to moisturize. I once went out in the dead of winter without gloves and came back with cracked knuckles. Never again!

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:09 pm

      ouch! I can only imagine how your knuckles felt

  17. Melanie Edjourian
    October 29, 2016 / 1:21 am

    How cute is that picture. I need to remember to moisturise more and drink more water.

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      I know right, I am working on drinking water

  18. October 29, 2016 / 1:15 am

    Thank you for your great tips! It really helps! I need to moisturize my body more!

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      You’re most welcome

  19. Channel Imperial
    October 28, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize! My skin, especially my lips, tends to get very cahppy during cold weather. Great tips! 🙂

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      During winter my lips chap pretty quickly so I am always ready to moisturise

  20. Little Steps
    October 28, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Great tips! Not a big fan of winter but love the warm/cosy clothes 🙂

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      I know the feeling

  21. October 28, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    It’s really important to stay hydrated. At the moment I’m keeping warm and drinking lovely hot soup 🙂

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:05 pm

      So important

  22. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    October 28, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    I think people forget to stay hydrated in the winter, but it’s still just as important.

    • October 29, 2016 / 12:04 pm

      So true, I used to be one of them

  23. October 28, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Staying hydrated is a huge one, so lots of water drinking and moisturizing is so important x

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:06 am

      Couldn’t agree more.

  24. Ave T
    October 28, 2016 / 8:50 am

    My favorite drink during the winter is tea too! Moisturizing is a must for me during the cold weather. My skin gets super dry if I don’t give it enough attention.

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Aaah awesome, another fellow tea lover lol.
      I am the same with moisturising my entire body

  25. Stephanie Pass
    October 28, 2016 / 8:17 am

    When it gets colder, I love to make homemade soups with fresh veggies. They make me feel great.

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:05 am

      That sounds delicious, I am not good with making soups but love eating them

  26. Lois Alter Mark
    October 28, 2016 / 4:15 am

    These are such good tips. My skin always gets so dry in the winter.

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:04 am

      Thanks

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:04 am

      Same here but I moisturise daily so I got that part in check

  27. October 28, 2016 / 12:04 am

    This is so important the winter is such a harsh time of year on us. I think we often forget we need to protect it more. x

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:04 am

      I believe we do too, its so easy to just layer up and forget to actually protect ourselves better

  28. October 27, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    The winter is terrible on my skin. I’m much better these days at keeping my skin hydrated, but I’ve had some pretty bad years living in the dry climate I live in.

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:02 am

      Awww bless, I think I have now lived in all the climates and I know which I prefer but both require proper hydration anyway

  29. Jodie Whitham
    October 27, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Great post 🙂 Some is common sense, but mostly forget to do it!x

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:01 am

      So true but doesn’t hurt to be reminded sometimes lol

  30. HollyAllie Noah
    October 27, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    This is a great post about protecting against the winter elements. I’m from Florida I usually just throw on a sweater, hat, and chapstick.

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Oh I am so jealous of your Florida weather big time

  31. October 27, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    I’m honestly not a big fan of the snow and cold of winter but it’s so key to remember to take care of yourself and not hide under layers of clothing!

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:00 am

      I know the feeling

  32. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    October 27, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    I need to remember all this, it’s so important! X

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:00 am

      We sure do

  33. Janine Good
    October 27, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    I totally agree with this post! I moisturize like mad and protect my hair. It is just too dry out there to take chances.

    • October 28, 2016 / 10:00 am

      I know the feeling, my hair could do with more moisturing

  34. October 27, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I try to layer up much as possible so I stay warm and moisturizing to protect your skin is important too.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:59 am

      I was never a fan of layering up but now I am a huge fan

  35. October 27, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    i need to actually moisturise more but I’m just so lazy haha

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:59 am

      Hahaha lol, try it more this winter

  36. Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life
    October 27, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    These are all great and important tips. I agree with all of them, and I drink lots and lots of tea.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:58 am

      Thanks, I drink lots of tea too

  37. Joanna
    October 27, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    These are all important things to do this time of year. I know I definitely need to drink more water to stay hydrated.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:58 am

      Hydration is very important for us all and some of us we need to remind ourselves more

  38. October 27, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Moisture is key for me – both drinking and applying it. I need to get into more of a solid routine I think.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:58 am

      I think for me too its creating a solid routine

  39. Bill S
    October 27, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    I can be a slacker with water in the winter since it’s not as warm! Thee are great reminders for winter time!

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:57 am

      I am the same when it comes to water but give me tea and I am all over it

  40. October 27, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Like you, hydration is one of my most important things. I try to remember that even when I’m not feeling thirsty, I still need to be hydrating.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:50 am

      It is something I am working on daily, by remembering to drink something

  41. October 27, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    We can tend to let our guard down when it comes to winter and our bodies, but I love all of your tips. I really agree that hydration is key year round.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:50 am

      Thanks luv, yes we do tend to let it slide sometimes

  42. The Side Hustle Stories
    October 27, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    I totally agree with eating warm meals int he winter. In fact, I feel like my body craves soup when the weather starts to turn cold. I also find that I want salads in the summer. It’s important to listen to your body when the change in seasons occur… especially in Canada where I am!

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:49 am

      Absolutely, its very important to listen to your body

  43. Jo Wiggins
    October 27, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    Moisturising in the Winter is a must for me, I get such dry skin. And I definitely need to drink more water x

    • October 27, 2016 / 10:38 pm

      I’m definitely worried about my hair and skin.I’ll have to take some precautions!

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:49 am

      You and me both, winter can be such a pain

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:48 am

      I could do with more more too and I am so bad at remembering

  44. October 27, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I live in a tropical country so we don’t get super cold weather. However, I can’t stress enough on the importance of being cautious and knowing what our body needs when seasons change. When the weather gets a little cold here, I always make sure that I keep my skin moisturized. I try my best to drink lots of liquids too, something that I am truly working on.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:48 am

      I miss my tropical seasons here winter feels like walking in and out of the fridge constantly

  45. LaaLaa
    October 27, 2016 / 8:35 am

    I always prefer protective styles come colder months and yes a beanie and scarf so the hair don’t get messed up is ideal. Great tips thanks hon x

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:47 am

      Thanks hun, protective styles are always good

  46. Blair Villanueva
    October 27, 2016 / 6:46 am

    I always make sure I stay dry during cold and rainy days, and yes I tend to eat more especially warm or any hot meal. But if I’m in winter place, maybe I would choose to stay indoors, and its a huge adjustment for me

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:47 am

      I think it’s normal to crave hot meals during the cold days and even choose to stay home instead of going out

  47. October 27, 2016 / 6:15 am

    I always get dry skin in the winter because of the harsh cold and then the dry heat in my home. I try to keep my skin as moisturized as much as I can.

    • October 28, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Same here

  48. Allison Van de Kemp (The Lazy
    October 27, 2016 / 4:12 am

    I changed up my skin care routine this summer & so far–no flaky skin, so I’m hoping it lasts through the winter:) Thanks for all the tips!

    • October 27, 2016 / 4:43 am

      You’re welcome, I too change up my routine with changing

  49. October 27, 2016 / 3:51 am

    Thank you for this! I always worry about my skin.

    • October 27, 2016 / 4:42 am

      Hope this helped you to start preparing

  50. October 27, 2016 / 1:19 am

    I love winter as I am able to eat lots of yummy meals like stew and casserole. It’s always so much better cooking in Winter 😀 x

    • October 27, 2016 / 4:42 am

      That is true, we all enjoy the comfort foods of winter months

  51. Tara
    October 27, 2016 / 1:17 am

    My hair is natural curly so I dont’ really worry about my hair in the winter, but that picture of the dog wrapped up is hilarious. lolol

    • October 27, 2016 / 4:41 am

      Hahaha lol 😂

  52. Melanie Smith
    October 27, 2016 / 1:00 am

    Winter is aways bad for me, my skin, my body, everything! Thank you for sharing these tips!

    • October 27, 2016 / 4:41 am

      You’re welcome, winter can be bad if the skin is not protected properly

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