How to make the most of winter in the UK
20th Dec 2019
Winter can be a difficult time of year - the shorter days, the colder weather, the continual rain, need we go on? All of this can take a toll on our mental health with 1 in 3 people in the UK suffering from seasonal affective disorder.
But the key to enjoying this time of year is opening your mind to what is great about winter such as curling up in front of a log fire, crisp walks in the snow and the excuse to regularly pamper yourself! It’s also about tweaking the activities you would usually enjoy in the summer, instead of giving them up altogether. Read on to discover how to get the most out of the UK winter:
1. Go outside!
There are no excuses to avoid the outdoors when snuggly jackets, scarves and gloves exist! Get wrapped up and go for a Sunday walk through the forest. Nature can be at its finest in winter and if you’re lucky, covered in a beautiful blanket of snow. The fresh, crisp air will do wonders for your lungs and the exercise will help to alleviate winter blues.
2. Attend exercise classes
January is the perfect month to sign up to a gym and get involved in a variety of exercise classes. The indulgence of Christmas often leaves many feeling sluggish and unmotivated, but a new year is a new beginning which means it's time to energise and up the fitness levels (before summer comes round oh-too-quickly!). Exercise is not only good for keeping fit, it is also a great way to clear the mind, with the release of endorphins helping to lift your mood. You may even make some new friends when you attend classed! Our luxury gym in Hampshire offers exercise classes such as meditation, dance aerobics, body pump, zumba toning and many more!
3. Eat The Seasons
Sweet potatoes, clementines, brussel sprouts, pomegranates and kale are super foods and at their seasonal best in winter. This means they’ll taste better and are also packed full of goodness. Being rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, these foods will help to boost your immune system to help keep those nasty colds and coughs at bay, for a happy healthy you!
4. Indulge in a luxury spa day
Warm up at SenSpa this winter with an indulgent spa evening. What could be better than going to work knowing that an evening relaxing at an award winning spa is just a few hours away! Our hydrotherapy pool is the perfect place to unwind and it also has some amazing benefits. You can recline on the underwater benches and feel the gentle massaging bubble jets. The strategically placed water jets at differing heights will help to relax muscles, ease tension, increase circulation and improve joint mobility.
5. New Year, New You
In the depths of winter, it's hard to avoid the temptation to binge on netflix and comfort eat and this is completely okay in moderation but often the new year rolls round and we feel the need to cleanse ourselves of all this over-indulgence and winter hibernation. Usually this takes the form of some extreme diet or exercise regime but how about doing something a little kinder? It's hard enough to find the motivation to adopt healthier habits during the winter months as it is!
For a fresh start to the new year, join us at SenSpa for a detox of your mind, body and soul with our winter spa day special offer. The 'Thai-Tox' spa day will take you to the exotic east without the jet lag with a whole day of realxing at our Thai spa, delicious (and nutritious) Thai food, a 60 minute Thai treatment, a relaxation class and some gorgeous SenSpa detox products to take home with you. After all, there’s nothing better than feeling warm and pampered on a cold day!
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