Now that summer is a distant memory and we have to deal with the cold, sniffles and all the doom and gloom of winter, we have put together a few tips on how to survive this gloomy season. We know that committing to a healthy lifestyle can be challenging when you’re busy and on a budget – so our chemists have rounded up some of their top tips for maintaining your goals even with a crazy schedule.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water throughout the day is super important to maintain optimal health. However, we know that getting your recommended 8-10 glasses can seem like a daunting task, especially with water being cold and all. To make it a little easier, add a little excitement with flavoured Sweet Leaf Water Drops.

Take Your Vitamins

When working in a busy office with people constantly getting fluey due to the cold, you’re exposed to more germs and bacteria than anywhere else. If you want to stay healthy and avoid illness, it’s important to look after your immune system. Eating foods rich in Vitamins A, C as well as minerals (including Zinc) will help to maintain a normal immune function.

Struggling to get the necessary vitamins through food? Shop our range of Vitamins & Health Supplements or visit our dispensary for advice on what to take from our qualified pharmacists.

Get your Blood Pressure Tested

The higher your blood pressure is, the higher your risk of health problems in the future. Hypertension is relatively easy to prevent, diagnose and treat – so act now and get your blood pressure tested at Springbok Pharmacy’s wellness clinic. Click here to learn more

Stock Up on Supplements

If your goal is to lose weight or get fit this year, a well-rounded exercise routine and a healthy balanced diet is the way to go. You know what they say "Summer bodies are built in winter". However, if you need a little extra help to stay on track, try adding nutritional supplements and fat burners to your diet.

Ask our trained personnel in-store for advice on the best nutritional supplements to help you reach your goals.

Stay Energised

Many people struggle with staying attentive throughout the work day, often turning to coffee as a quick-fix to help ease the daily grind. However, studies have shown time and time again that drinking too much coffee can actually be harmful for your body. If you’re feeling low on energy, try replacing coffee with fruit or juice rich in Vitamin C or even with a Vitamin C supplement.

Stretch Your Legs

If you’re generally bound to your desk for the most part of the day, taking stretch breaks every now and then could be extremely beneficial for your health. Not only will it ensure that you keep a proper supply of blood and nutrients flowing through your body, but it also helps fight fatigue and improve posture.

Prevent Eye Strain

Do your eyes feel tired, irritated or dry after spending the day staring at your computer? Give your eyes a break every now and then. Adjust your screen for better viewability, increase the font size on your computer if you struggle to read on screen or even incorporate blinking exercises every 20 minutes or so.

Alternatively, buy Similasan Computer Eye Relief Drops to help temporarily relieve tired and strained eyes.

Keep Your Workstation Clean

Your desk can easily become a catch-all for bacteria as you go about your business. This winter, vow to keep your desk tidy and organised by taking 5 minutes at the end of the work day clean things up a little. Also keep sanitising wipes or hand sanitiser handy to keep the germs at bay.

Include these eight habits in your day-to-day routine to stay healthy and sane throughout winter.