Staying Healthy this Winter

Winter is a beautiful time of year, but it means that cold and flu season is also at its peak. Today’s post shares easy tips for staying healthy this winter whether you are at home, traveling or spending time outdoors. By incorporating daily habits that are proactive against colds and flu and will also boost your immune system.

Immune Support

This time of year, even when you aren’t feeling sick, it is important to get extra zinc to keep you feeling your best. Not only are TheraZinc bagged lozenges made up of premium ingredients, but they are easy to keep on hand for when you need them. I always throw some in my bag or backpack so that I have them with me. As a Type 1 diabetic, I appreciate that they don’t have extra sugar in them.

TheraZinc Organic Lozenges from Quantum Health come in Blood Orange and Elderberry Raspberry (my personal fave) flavors.

Bundle Up

We were all taught at an early age to bundle up in the winter. It is still true! Dress in layers and you will be warm and comfortable at all times.  The extreme temperature change from indoor to outdoor can stress the immune system. Bundle up and stay healthy this winter, my friends!

Stay Hydrated

Two thirds of your body is made of water, so staying hydrated is one of the most important things you can do for your health this winter. I have read that you should aim for drinking eight glasses of water daily…and lattes don’t count!

If you are tired of drinking water, try drinking warm water or adding berries and fruit to your (warm or cold) water to naturally flavour it. It also looks pretty, too!

Strike Back

At the first sign of a tickle in my throat, I am prepared to strike back with Quantum Health organic Cough Relief lozenges. The bagged lozenges come in Meyer Lemon & Honey (my personal fave) and Bing Cherry flavors.

I love that they are bagged because each lozenge is individually wrapped, so you can grab a few before you head out the door. I keep them with me at home and when I’m on the go because you never know when illness is going to strike, especially this time of year.

Eat Healthy

Eat your way to health this winter! You need to eat healthy to be healthy. A diet containing a lot of fruits, vegetables and lean protein works well for me. If you’re struggling to get the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables each day, try juicing them.

Plan your meals so that you have no excuse for not eating right. Eating foods that are high in Vitamin C will help keep your immune system strong, so include citrus fruits, kiwi, and broccoli in your winter diet. A healthy diet will also help you by fighting hunger, keeping your mood stable and decreasing your stress levels.


Physical activity is essential to winter health. Continue your exercise routine through the winter to stay fit, boost your immune system function, decrease your stress level and keep your weight down.  Always try to add at least a half hour of exercise to your day. Exercise is key to staying healthy this winter

Not all exercise has to be at the gym. Head outside on the nicer winter days and get some much-needed fresh air. Deep breathing, exercise and relaxing in the fresh air will make you feel amazing and totally recharge your batteries.

Wash Up Often

As children, we learned that hand washing is important. Frequent hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and control infection. Be extra diligent about hand washing during the cold and flu season. Also, always remember to wash your hands before touching your face or eyes.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting about eight hours of sleep every night is essential for avoiding dark circles under the eyes and it is also essential to keeping healthy. During the winter months with work, holidays and other activities, it is typical for sleep to be neglected.  Don’t let that happen!

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xoxoBella is a popular travel and lifestyle blog featuring travel inspiration, fashion, recipes, dog mom tips and fitness motivation. Bella Bucchiotti lives with and advocates for Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease awareness.


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  1. ugh i wish i could get even 6 hrs straight sleep at night! my newborn has other plans lol

    Posted 2.21.19 Reply
  2. Staying healthy in the winter is SO important!

    Posted 2.21.19 Reply
  3. ugh i wish i could get even 6 hrs straight sleep at night! my newborn has other plans lol

    Posted 2.21.19 Reply
  4. Sleep is key! When I feel a cold coming on, I double down on resting + vitamin C. These are some really good tips 🙂

    Posted 2.21.19 Reply
  5. Deborah wrote:

    I wish I read this post earlier…before I caught my cold this week!

    Posted 2.22.19 Reply
  6. Getting enough sleep is SO SO important! We were sick a couple weeks ago and totally lived on cough drops and early bedtime!

    Posted 2.25.19 Reply
  7. I usually stay relatively healthy, but ever since I started working with kids, I’ve definitely tried to work on boosting my immunity a little more. I’ve never heard of these lozenges, but I’ll definitely have to check them out.

    Posted 2.27.19 Reply
  8. These are such helpful tips! I think you hit the nail on the head by emphasizing exercise, sleep, and healthy eating. And I will keep these lozenges in mind the next time I have a cold!

    Posted 2.27.19 Reply
  9. Jenny SR wrote:

    You look so sweet in all these pictures! And it is so snowy!! Sounds like you definitely need the lozenges there

    Jenny | http://www.localleo.co.uk

    Posted 3.1.19 Reply