Top tips for staying healthy in January
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January – it’s like the Monday of the year. Christmas and New Year has passed, exams that you haven’t started revising for are looming and that cold you picked up still hasn’t budged. Here’s how to avoid the dreaded flu, stay healthy and on top form… Eat well. We’ve all heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’ but with so many ready meals and take-aways so readily available, it becomes harder to stick to fresh, wholesome foods that are healthier. Buy fresh fruit and vegetables from markets or in low-cost supermarkets such as the Co-op or Asda, and look around for deals. Eating fruit and vegetables is essential for keeping up productivity, keeping skin clear and ensuring that you are more able to fight off illnesses. Fear not if you can’t keep up buying fresh fruit as you can try tinned deals in supermarkets, where you can buy five cans of the stuff for a lot cheaper. This also means that when you have a blow-out at your local Dominos, you don’t have to feel too guilty! Chopped peppers count as one of your five-a-day. Right?! Avoid takeaways! Although they may seem like a great option at the end of the night, stumbling home ravenous when the thought of cooking seems too much effort, your health (and purse!) will thank you in the long run. Takeaways are usually high in salt, sugar and fat and there is a higher likelihood at catching food poisoning than your own efforts! Or if you can’t avoid it altogether, try limiting it to a once-a-week treat.
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