Tips To Avoid A Cold This Winter

The clocks have gone back and I’ve just bought a pair of woolly bed socks, which means we’re either knocking on the door of winter, or I’ve turned into my nan.

Here are a few tips that have helped me keep the coughs and sneezes away over the last few winters:

  • I drink lots of water, on average around four pints a day.
  • Between October and March, I have 15 drops a day of Echinacea tincture, which I dissolve in one of the pints of water I drink.
  • I increase my usual daily intake of vitamin C by including satsumas or clementines and grapefruit into my meals, and have a squeeze of lime in each of the pints of water I drink.
  • At the first sign of a cold, e.g. sores in or around the mouth, dry or painful throat, I apply Propolis to the affected area with a ear bud until I feel I’ve recovered.
  • I try to get as much sleep as my body needs.  In my case, at least eight hours.  Trouble sleeping?  This might help you.
  • I get out in the fresh air as much as I can, either walking or cycling.
  • I wear more layers than I need.  Better to be too warm than too cold, is my philosophy.
  • If I feel like my core body temperature has dropped for any length of time, I try to have a hot bath as soon as possible.

To close, here’s a favourite “cold” track…

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Class Timetable Changes – November

I’m going overseas on holiday in November – yippee! – which means some changes to the Pilates class timetable at The Wellbeing Studio – boo!  The classes on the following dates will therefore NOT take place:

  • Friday 3rd November
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Monday 6th November
  • Tuesday 7th November
  • Wednesday 8th November
  • Thursday 9th November

I won’t be running the Pilates and Piloga classes at Strode Leisure Centre, Clevedon on Saturday 4th November, Wednesday 8th November and Thursday 9th November either of course.

The usual classes resume on Friday 10th November with the two morning sessions.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

To close, a dash of happy, Lisbon-style…