Feel the Snap
As the days close in and we start to feel that winter snap we often spend our days wrapped up at home but Dr Maria Read, clinical lead at the Central Sheffield GP Consortium says it is important to keep up your dosage of sunlight (even if it is cold). So, here at RYVITA® HQ we've come up with a few activities that should get you outside and feeling great in winter.
Get out on the slopes
Any sport is going to be good for your body and mind but why limit it to indoor or summer sports? Winter sports such as skiing or snowboarding can provide excellent physical health benefits alongside the psychological benefits of having some fun with your friends or family. The UK is experiencing much more snow than usual so get yourself out there! There are also plenty of well equipped snow domes around the country which cater for all levels and ages. The in RYVITA® team recently spent a day at the Milton Keynes Sno!zone so we can highly recommend it. Especially the toboggan - suitable for even non skiers.
Walking in the countryside
A set of studies published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology found that being amongst nature makes people feel more alive. Adventures in to the natural world were found to provide an increased sense of vitality, even above that of physical activity so get your wellington boots on and get out there!
You don't have to be Torvill or Dean to get on the ice. It's a great activity for family and friends alike and will get those stomach muscles working as you laugh at one another's skating mishaps! During the winter months there are plenty of outdoor rinks popping up. Some of the Ryvita team have been to Somerset House in London and highly recommend it. Get your thick gloves and woollies at the ready so when time is right arrives you'll be ready to goooo!
Take in the Christmas lights
There is nothing better than being wrapped up and taking in the cold crisp air whilst being filled with the wonderful feeling of Christmas and family. Why not venture out for a wander through the local Christmas lights or illuminations as a treat for all the family. Bbbbbrilliant!
Celebrate Winter Solstice
Winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is the day in the year with the least hours of daylight. In 2010 it will occur on 21st December. Different countries and cultures celebrate it in a wide variety of ways but why not celebrate it with a RYVITA® night time garden party? Try setting up an inexpensive gazebo, some comfy seating and some RYVITA® Sweet Chilli or Multiseed Thins with dips. Have a snoop around our recipe pages for more ideas. Don't forget to tell your guests to wrap up warm!
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