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Winter Health

November 16th, 2011 Comments Off

 An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Party season is almost upon us, and there’s no way I want to miss out by getting the festive lurgy. So my plan is to boost my immune system and keep germs at bay – check out operation Don’t Let The Germs Bring You Down…


Getting your requisite eight hours of sleep per night is important for your physical and mental wellbeing. Enjoy a relaxing Crabtree & Evelyn lavender bubble bath before you hit the hay and spray Lavender Linen Mist on your pillows – it’ll help you drift off. 

Eat and drink well

Don’t just pop vitamin pills and hope for the best – always start with a healthy diet and get your 5 a day. Also, remember to keep your body hydrated. At the moment, I’m in love with Vita Coco coconut water – it’s more hydrating that water and is packed full of goodies. It’s also low calorie and fat free. Madonna is a big fan of coconut water, and is looking pretty good for it.


One of my New Year’s resolutions was to swim more and I haven’t kept it up, so I’m going to jump in the pool more often. I know what you’re thinking – yes, swimming pools can be associated with picking up germs, but until I have my cottage near the sea, it’s my only option. Stress can be a contributing factor to getting ill, so any activity that helps de-stress you is a good thing.     


Taking time to relax and pamper is important – and it’s a stress buster. Now winter is here, skin is prone to drying out, so make sure you moisturise well. I have been – in fact, I’m almost out of Crabtree & Evelyn’s Citron, Honey & Coriander Body Souffle *hint*. Always carry a good lip balm on you to keep lips from cracking – and if you haven’t tried them yet, give Crabtree & Evelyn’s lip butters a whirl.   

Germ zapping

At this time of year, Crabtree & Evelyn’s Antibacterial Gel Hand Wash is my best friend. I’ve got my Inside Soap magazine colleagues into it too. Offices are a hot bed of germs – and don’t get me started on public transport! Antibacterial hand gel helps zap those viral nasties – and the best thing is it doesn’t dry your hands out.    

Good luck in beating those Grinch-y winter germs people. May the force be with you!

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