Winter Wellness with Organika
Winter should come with a warning! Cold weather can create some changes in our bodies that do not support our active Noosa lifestyles. Carlie Wacker get the hot goss on the cool things we can do to stay healthy in the big chill.
Cold temperatures lower our immunity and make us more susceptible to viruses, our muscles stiffen up, our bodies want to store fat and our thirst response diminishes causing dehydration.
No wonder we choose to live in the tropics! To ward off the dangers of the cool season I had a chat to the wellness gurus at Organika to find out how we can best look after our bodies and minds during winter.
EAT IN SEASON
It’s a no brainer for every season but I wanted to explore why eating organic and sustainable food is so much better for your health and to discover the best seasonal produce.
The Organika concept was born from a passion for organic food, meaning produce grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Organic food is not exposed to harmful chemicals that can be absorbed or consumed by humans. No nasties to make us sick plus better tasting food with more nutrients and vitamins.
There are also some very good reasons to eat seasonal food – produce that is bought and consumed at the time of harvest. It’s fresher and more nutritious, less food miles travelled and more likely you will be supporting local farms and producers.
During winter at Organika you will always find meal inspiration from their range of fruits and vegetables that are
in season and abundant.
Some popular fruits in winter that are seasonal and locally grown include citrus fruits such as oranges, mandarins, lemons, and grapefruits, as well as kiwi fruits, apples, and pears.
For vegetables, winter at Organika sees an abundance of root vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots and beetroot; as well as leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and broccoli. Other popular winter vegetables include cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and fennel.
Staying hydrated is always important but it becomes crucial during the winter months when we tend to overlook it.
The colder weather can make us feel less thirsty and we may be more likely to reach for warm beverages instead of water.
The Organika hydration station makes it so easy to stay hydrated with a state-of-the-art spring water refill station. Their water is sourced directly from Mt Beerwah, filtered naturally through the earth, arising pure and pristine, direct from the spring in such a pure state that it requires no filtration and surpasses all bottled water standards at the source.
Supplied to customers without chemicals or additives, just the way nature intended. This H2O naturally contains essential minerals, electrolytes, and antioxidants, without the need for additives.
By refilling your water bottle at their refill station, you’ll not only enjoy the cleanest water but also reduce single-use plastic waste.
Organika also offers a range of other water options including alkaline and mineral waters in still or sparkling.
Alkaline water has a higher pH level and can help neutralize acid in the body, while mineral water contains essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium that can support bone health.
Still water is a classic choice that is perfect for staying hydrated throughout the day, while sparkling water can add a refreshing fizz to your hydration routine.
No matter which water option you choose, remember to prioritise hydration this winter to support your overall health and wellbeing.
You must also keep your skin hydrated and the Organic Formulations brand is a red-hot favourite for the Organika team. It’s an organic range without the hefty price tag – and it’s manufactured in Australia.
Obviously, it is important to stay active in winter when we are less likely to want to exercise outdoors but regular exercise helps to boost your immune system, reduce stress levels and improve your overall mood.
The team at Organika always encourage customers to stay active even during the colder months and with our proximity to beautiful nature spots, there’s no excuse not to get moving.
Taking a morning walk through national park or along the beach not only gets your endorphins flowing but it’s also a great way to start your day with fresh air and natural beauty.
To boost mobility and energy in winter the experienced wellness staff at Organika suggest a good intake of dietary protein.
When we don’t have enough protein in our diets, our body recycles its own protein, taking away from our own tissue for use in more essential areas, which means slow muscle recovery from workouts and depletion of our own tissue. The best dietary sources of protein include meat, dairy, nuts, grains and legumes.
The Organika pro tip if you’re looking for a convenient way to boost your protein intake to support your fitness is try their NutraOrganics – Collagen Build. It helps build strength, repair muscle and reduce fatigue.
See the wellness warriors at Organika for more hot tips on cool ways to stay well in winter.