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Welcome to the Health Defence Blog - a blog about health, wellness and a healthier you. Brought to you by the Health Defence team at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, you'll find up-to-date information on a range of topics from what's in your food to the latest advice on e-cigarettes!
Guest blogger: Lorna Stevenson - CHSS Respiratory Co-ordinator
January 29, 2017
We all find it difficult to stick to our good habits over the winter. When it is cold and dark outside the sofa can be very appealing making it harder to stay active. But try not to give in, some studies have found that being active can boost your immune system, helping you to fight coughs and colds! Being active also improves your mood and can help to fight those winter blues. A change in the weather can also be a good excuse to try something new!
Why not try some indoor activities:
Even when it’s a bit chilly, it is nice to get out for a bit of fresh air.
Here are a few tips that can help you to feel your best when you go out:
For further advice about exercising with a long-term health condition, phone the Advice Line Nurses on Freephone 0808 801 0899.
The CHSS ‘Just Move’ factsheet has further helpful information on how to be more active, no matter what time of year.
***Disclaimer: always seek medical advice before starting a new diet, exercise regime or medication. The information in these articles is not a substitute for professional advice from a GP, registered dietitian or other health practitioner.