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{AD} – Getting an Energy Refresh this Winter with E.ON – Giveaway

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The weather is unseasonably warm at the moment. At the time of writing this post it is, according to my weather app, 16°c outside. But, by all accounts, it’s not due to last. Next week will see the temperature dropping back to normal winter levels for this time of year, and I will be, once again,  reaching for my cosy jumpers and keeping the wood burner alight during the day.

I don’t know about you but during winter, when the weather is far from appealing, I am less inclined to be active. I’d much rather curl up on the sofa with a good book than go for a brisk walk in our local woods. 

And it seems I’m not alone in that way of thinking either. In research recently conducted by the energy company E.ON, it seems that 77% of Brits cite bad weather as the main reason for not maintaining outdoor activities and healthy routines. 

The research also notes that almost a fifth (19%) of those who took part in the survey say that they eat less healthily than normal when the weather is dull and miserable. I would definitely go along with that, as from the moment the leaves start to fall from the trees in autumn I crave comfort food. 

A winter energy refresh competition

I have published several recipes over the past four years, and if you are a regular Pushing the Moon reader you may have noticed a bit of a pattern to them. They could all be classed as comfort food, and if it has been published in autumn or winter it’s probably soup or a slow cooker recipe – because let’s face it, there’s not much that is more comforting than a bowl of soup when it’s lashing down outside.

If you are looking for a little comfort food inspiration then here are some of my favourite recipes:

Autumn Minestrone Soup

minestrone soup - perfect for winter

Slow Cooker Carrot & Coriander Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

slow cooker chicken cacciatore - perfect for winter

Spicy Butternut Squash & Parsnip Soup


One thing I love about the recipes listed above is that they are loaded with seasonal vegetables – so not only are they super comforting, they are also healthy too. So, while I may not be keeping super active over the winter months, I do try to ensure that food I am putting in my body is good for me.

In addition to their survey, E.ON commissioned fitness expert, Alice Liveing to come up with her top tips to give us a bit of an energy refresh while the weather is still chilly. She has some really great ideas so pop over to have a read.

E.ON are also offering one Pushing the Moon reader the chance to WIN a £150 voucher from online grocer Abel & Cole. To be in with a chance of winning just tell me your top tips for feeling refreshed over winter. It could be a recipe, or a tip on how you keep active during the bad weather, or how you keep yourself feeling positive and motivated at home during the autumn and winter months. 

Further details about the competition can be found in the Gleam widget. Good luck!

Win a £150 Abel & Cole Voucher


The closing date is 11.59pm Thursday 7th March 2019.
There is one prize consisting of:
1 x £150 voucher from Abel & Cole
There is no cash alternative.
This competition is open to UK residents only
The winner will be chosen at random on Friday 8th March 2019, and will be notified via email and/or social media within 5 days of the closing date and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.
If the prize has not been claimed within 28 days the prize will be re-drawn.**

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  1. Dale Askew
    1st March 2019 / 11:29 am

    I use aromatherapy oils to keep feeling warm and refreshed

    • Sophiw Grayling
      1st March 2019 / 6:51 pm

      Signed up for park run was a great way to keep motivated and get out and improce my fitness

    • Frances Heaton
      2nd March 2019 / 4:32 pm

      Our dog Barney needs walking every day, come rain or shine. Getting outdoors and walking a couple of miles helps me to keep refreshed and motivated. Any kind of exercise increases motivation and keeps you thinking positive.

    • David B
      7th March 2019 / 3:38 pm

      I like having a cup of tea while watching the TV!

  2. Fiona K
    1st March 2019 / 11:31 am

    I go out for daily scenic walks in my lunchbreak listening to my favourite music

  3. Jennifer Gardner
    1st March 2019 / 11:36 am

    I love making smoothies. That way I get my Five a Day in and have more energy 🙂

  4. Ali Johnson
    1st March 2019 / 11:38 am

    I struggle getting out of bed in winter so I have started volunteering at the local dog rescue. When I’m lying under the duvet, I think about the poor pooches who need walking and it motivates me to get up. Once I’m in the fresh air with my furry friends, I soon feel better.

  5. Kelly-Marie Dudley
    1st March 2019 / 11:45 am

    Eat a proper lunch. I make huge vats of soup at the weekend and heat them up throughout the week 🙂

  6. Tracy Nixon
    1st March 2019 / 11:46 am

    Get moving, whether it’s a trip to the gym or a walk around the block with your dog, physical activity gets your blood flowing, fights fatigue, and can even help to shift your sleep/wake cycle, so it may feel easier to get up the following morning. Plus, regular exercise breeds better sleep at night.

  7. Katie B
    1st March 2019 / 11:46 am

    Lots of healthy comfort food and plenty of walks! As well as relaxing evenings on the sofa

  8. Zoe C
    1st March 2019 / 11:48 am

    I keep my vitamin uptake going even more so in the winter, especially vitamin D, and invested in a SAD lamp, also have regular exercise and make sure I eat healthy

  9. Nicole B
    1st March 2019 / 11:48 am

    I make sure I still walk to work everyday, however tempting it is to get a taxi when the weather isn’t great!

  10. Julie h
    1st March 2019 / 11:51 am

    Get outside in the fresh air and daylight at least once every day

  11. Rhia
    1st March 2019 / 11:59 am

    Comfort food! And bracing walks, preferably by the sea with the salt wind whipping through your hair. Perfect for blowing away the cobwebs

  12. Helen Tovell
    1st March 2019 / 12:05 pm

    My partner and I become each others inspiration to still get out and about in the winter even if one of us feels like being lazy

  13. Kay Broomfield
    1st March 2019 / 12:07 pm

    Getting outdoors with my children helps me feel refreshed in winter!

  14. Jodi
    1st March 2019 / 12:15 pm

    Wow. I’ve never used able and come before but have looked at their website and they look brilliant. I do struggle to make healthy food in the winter, it’s so easy to rely on frozen ready made food, so I will definitely be trying your recipes!

  15. Georgina Prince
    1st March 2019 / 12:19 pm

    I use a lot of exercise videos on YouTube to try and keep fit during the cold months x

  16. Peter Watson
    1st March 2019 / 12:19 pm

    I eat plenty of soups and stews over the Winter period to keep refreshed.

  17. Kathleen marsden
    1st March 2019 / 12:31 pm

    I always make and eat my homemade Irish chicken soup which keeps me full, healthy, and full of energy through the winter months. It’s cheap too.

    1st March 2019 / 12:31 pm

    Fab prize✔️

  19. Suzanne
    1st March 2019 / 12:33 pm

    I love spending time on my allotment. It is great to just spend time outdoors, work there when the weather permits during winter and sutumn and plan ahead for the forthcoming seasons.

  20. Ann Gwillim
    1st March 2019 / 12:39 pm

    I keep myself refreshed & fit over the winter months by doing any decorating that needs doing & wrapping up well for walks with my dogs. Fresh air is the beat motivator !!

  21. Chris B
    1st March 2019 / 12:46 pm

    Slow cooked food can be really healthy, tasty and nutritious !

  22. 1st March 2019 / 12:47 pm

    I take a lot of baths with essential oils to keep my mood balanced – it really helps me relax, and my skin ends up super soft too. Bonus!

  23. Emma T
    1st March 2019 / 12:47 pm

    Ah that’s a super tricky question as winter is really not my favourite time of year!

    I do enjoying snuggling up on the sofa with a blanket and having a roast dinner though. I try to focus on the positives, even though it’s hard when it’s miserable outside.

  24. Sarah Lambert
    1st March 2019 / 12:49 pm

    It’s cleaning for me, it seems to always get me motivated because of the end result nothing better than relaxing in a tidy home

  25. Catriona W
    1st March 2019 / 1:10 pm

    I think self-care is really important – it’s fine not to want to go outside! Curl up with a book and a blanket and take that time out for you and you’ll feel much better.

  26. Mary Heald
    1st March 2019 / 1:14 pm

    Fantastic prize…very healthy!

  27. Terri Kelly
    1st March 2019 / 1:21 pm

    I find enjoying lots of snuggles on the sofa with my hubby watching series on Netflix a great way to relax and unwind over winter 🙂

  28. Becca P
    1st March 2019 / 1:29 pm


  29. Carrie H
    1st March 2019 / 1:36 pm

    I keep busy with a list of projects to be getting on with over the winter months, from cooking new things to decluttering that corner of doom, to ticking off things at the bottom of my to-do list. It keeps me active and motivated and seems to keep the winter blues at bay.

  30. Maegan.B
    1st March 2019 / 1:38 pm

    Winter, at least for me personally, can be really hard to stay motivated and happy. Less sunshine and daylight time often means a grumpier version of me!

    So it’s super important I get my Vitamin C and get out during daylight hours for a few hours. Luckily, I have two very active Border Collies that are always ready to go-go-go! So we try to get in a good walk during the day for some sunshine, even if it’s overcast or raining, because you still get that all-important vitamin D!

    A recipe I love that helps me get in that Vit C and be warm and comforting on those bitter days is a yummy bowl of creamy cauliflower soup!

  31. Kelly Glen
    1st March 2019 / 1:43 pm

    I try and get some fresh air everyday and I find that helps during the winter months.

  32. Ms C Bryan
    1st March 2019 / 1:50 pm

    Eat well, get some fresh air and be cosy

  33. Rebecca Turner
    1st March 2019 / 1:52 pm

    I love getting cosy by the fire with a hot chocolate and the cat!

  34. Emma Wright
    1st March 2019 / 1:53 pm

    Always make ‘me’ time a simple hot bath can really lift your spirits

  35. Kristy Brown
    1st March 2019 / 2:06 pm

    I go for a run – and if it’s too cold I hit the pool. I always feel better after clearing the cobwebs

  36. Gareth Dixon
    1st March 2019 / 2:12 pm

    Some really interesting points there !

  37. James Forster
    1st March 2019 / 2:25 pm

    We use bright white light bulbs downstairs to help us feel better during the darker winter days

  38. Heather Haigh
    1st March 2019 / 2:30 pm

    I like to wrap up and get out with my camera, always something to look at if you take a camera and it makes you enjoy getting out.

  39. MM
    1st March 2019 / 2:43 pm

    When I need to clear my mind over Winter (or Summer), i tend to go for a long run. This is something that clears my mind, gives me time to think over problems, and generally blows my cobwebs away.

  40. Emily Hutchinson
    1st March 2019 / 2:45 pm

    Making the effort to get some exercise, it’s a great way to keep warm and give your mind and body a boost.

  41. sam macaree
    1st March 2019 / 2:49 pm

    lots of warming soup

  42. Vivien Baird
    1st March 2019 / 2:51 pm

    Take the Grandchildren an nice long walks, keeps you fit and tires them out.

  43. Heather S
    1st March 2019 / 2:52 pm

    Stews and casseroles always result in full, warm bellies and good sleeps!

  44. Rosanna
    1st March 2019 / 3:21 pm

    Lots of cups of tea and country walks to keep my mind feeling refreshed

  45. Alexandra Wood
    1st March 2019 / 4:05 pm

    Lovely recipes using fresh produce. What could be better!?

  46. Laura Jeffs
    1st March 2019 / 4:12 pm

    I guess I’m lucky as I really love and enjoy winter, I always feel at my best during the cold months. I do eat a very healthy vegan diet with lots and lots of yummy veggies and fruit, always make sure I get enough sleep and regularly practice meditation

  47. DanT
    1st March 2019 / 4:20 pm

    I would love to win!

    • rebecca h
      1st March 2019 / 9:19 pm

      I have a lumie light which really helps in the dark mornings! I also love a ot bath, a face mask and a good book

  48. Jenny Jones
    1st March 2019 / 4:22 pm

    We commit to a long distance walk and do it in chunks – having a plan and a target helps get us out the house.

  49. Sue Hodges
    1st March 2019 / 4:32 pm

    I use the gym a lot more in winter – the classes are fun and keep me going till the warmer weather arrives

  50. Tom Knight
    1st March 2019 / 4:33 pm

    Looks great!

  51. Karen Brookes
    1st March 2019 / 4:51 pm

    Love walking! Take my little dog out a few times a day. Love being in the fresh air, the exercise and it gives to me time to think. also blows away the cobwebs. If it’s cold it’s nice to come home to a hot cup of tea or milky latte.

  52. Chloe Taylor
    1st March 2019 / 5:07 pm

    Winter walks with my two bedlingtons keeps me refreshed & happy… helps my mental health and great exercise. Love the frosty mornings and wrapping up warm.

  53. sarah h
    1st March 2019 / 5:17 pm

    on days off give yourself a task to be done by the end of the day so you don’t get into a funk

  54. debbie gilbert
    1st March 2019 / 6:08 pm

    Lucky enough to live by the sea so walk on the beach and around the pier

  55. Phil Darling
    1st March 2019 / 6:17 pm

    I try and run as often as possible – get the heart pumping and the lungs full

  56. Maria Gellar
    1st March 2019 / 6:26 pm

    Walks with my four dogs. ❤️

  57. Nathan
    1st March 2019 / 6:59 pm

    Drink lots of fresh smoothies, make kale a regular part of your diet!

  58. Marian
    1st March 2019 / 7:10 pm

    it would be amazing to win something

  59. Mari Sutherland
    1st March 2019 / 7:59 pm

    Stoic meditation

    1st March 2019 / 8:28 pm

    For me it has to be having lots of soup and doing yoga

  61. Ren Taylor
    1st March 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Cycling in the sunshine is fabulous

  62. nicola dean
    1st March 2019 / 8:36 pm

    I go to the gym regularly which helps me.

  63. Samantha Harvey
    1st March 2019 / 8:36 pm

    Walking in any weather cheers me up, even when it’s raining!

  64. Bob Clark
    1st March 2019 / 8:58 pm

    Get out in the fresh air and have a brisk walk

  65. Lauren Bates
    1st March 2019 / 9:04 pm

    I am guilty of booking holidays in winter to have something to look forward to… 🙂

  66. Judith MacInnes
    1st March 2019 / 9:06 pm

    For me, I make sure I get outdoors every day – whatever the weather, & make sure I eat lots of fresh fruit & veg. It’s easy to just load up on carby comfort food in cold weather, but it makes you feel sluggish not energised.

  67. Moth
    1st March 2019 / 9:17 pm

    I keep myself feeling fresh with zingy ginger tea.

  68. Marc Chivers
    1st March 2019 / 9:19 pm

    I go for lovely evening walks around the river.

  69. Corinne Henson
    1st March 2019 / 9:21 pm

    I struggle with the winter months so I take a vitamin d supplement and try to excercise daily to improve my Serotonin levels. I also make sure that once Christmas is been and done that I cut out alcohol and rubbish foods until the lighter days. A good nights sleep helps as well

  70. chloe brill
    1st March 2019 / 9:28 pm

    keep hydrated and keep warm

  71. max amos
    1st March 2019 / 9:38 pm

    I like to bake, it makes the house smell warm and cosy

  72. Sarah Morris
    1st March 2019 / 9:58 pm

    I try to get out in the fresh air as much as possible, also at home I keep snuggled up, have lots of home cooked comfort food and early nights.

  73. Katie Skeoch
    1st March 2019 / 10:39 pm

    Try and eat lots of fruit & veg, too much comfort food makes you sluggish

  74. caroline willoughby
    1st March 2019 / 10:44 pm

    Eat well. Ensuring the family get plenty of fresh fruit and veg to stay energised. Also a little spa trip from time to time to just release the daily stresses and grime that builds up on my skin.

  75. Stephanie Tsang
    1st March 2019 / 10:53 pm

    I always find a nice peppermint tea helps to keep me refreshed.

  76. Penny H
    1st March 2019 / 10:54 pm

    I love making winter salads, today I made a coleslaw with carrots, red cabbage and red onions with a little dressing and a jacket potato. Some more veg with dinner and fruit and it’s easy to get more than my 5 a day!

  77. Jackie Howell
    2nd March 2019 / 7:19 am

    walk every day even in winter, clears my mind and keeps my energy levels up

  78. 2nd March 2019 / 8:12 am

    I keep refreshed with lots of lovely baths and snuggles on the sofa. They are good for the soul!!

  79. Jen A
    2nd March 2019 / 9:02 am

    I’ve started taking vitamin D supplements, and making sure that I walk as much as possible. If you have a decent warm waterproof coat and wellies, the weather shouldn’t stop you! Fresh air is definitely the biggest help for me.

  80. Rich Tyler
    2nd March 2019 / 10:21 am

    Listen to happy music, make memories with little ones

  81. Phil
    2nd March 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Lots of walk

  82. Amy Bondoc
    2nd March 2019 / 12:32 pm

    i make sure i get plenty of fruit and veg by making smoothies for breakfast it gives me energy then ill walk the dogs, just taking time out formyself keeps me feeling movitvated

  83. 2nd March 2019 / 12:37 pm

    I layer up and try and get outside, no matter how cold it is. Being outside really helps refresh me and it makes me feel more positive to be outside with all the wildlife.

  84. Georgia McGraw
    2nd March 2019 / 1:55 pm

    I like to get outside as much as possible, even if it’s just a short walk. The fresh air and vitamin D always helps!

  85. Michael
    2nd March 2019 / 2:11 pm

    Lovely prize

  86. Emma Morgan
    2nd March 2019 / 2:15 pm

    I love to get cosy after being in the cold weather , with hearty casseroles to keep us full & thick fluffy blankets to snuggle under. I also find watching the winter showers from a window inside a warm & cosy home very comforting.

  87. Kara Harrison
    2nd March 2019 / 2:44 pm

    I always get outside, even if it’s just for 5 minutes.

  88. Ro day
    2nd March 2019 / 2:51 pm

    Chicken Stew

  89. Ritchie
    2nd March 2019 / 2:52 pm

    Go for a bracing dog walk

  90. Julie Humphries
    2nd March 2019 / 3:20 pm

    I walk 10,000 steps every day, rain or shine, with my dog.

  91. amusedchrissy
    2nd March 2019 / 3:31 pm

    Going out for a walk

  92. ML91
    2nd March 2019 / 3:45 pm

    I walk everyday, even if its a five minute around the block day! I also try to eat lots of comfort foods, but done healthily. I try to eat well, and get outside in the light during the day. I find it really difficult during the winter months but, staying warm, eating well, and trying to make it outside (especially on any crisp sunny day) is definitely helpful.

  93. Katrina Adams
    2nd March 2019 / 5:08 pm

    I keep refreshed by making sure we go for family walks. There’s nothing more refreshing than being all bundled up and going for a nice long walk, and then coming home and appreciating the warmth of your home when it’s cold out.

  94. Rachey B
    2nd March 2019 / 5:22 pm

    a brisk walk in the golden afternoon sun once a day keeps me going! In terms of food I love winter as I can live on roasts, stews and comfort food

  95. Farhana Chowdhury
    2nd March 2019 / 5:39 pm

    A hot, comforting bowl of ramen is great in the winter

  96. Samantha Swain
    2nd March 2019 / 5:48 pm

    A 25 minute run every morning before work keeps me feeling good. The fresh air wakes me up and makes the dark mornings more bearable

  97. Jenn S.
    2nd March 2019 / 6:33 pm

    I actually don’t need too much help staying motivated in autumn and winter – I love the colder months and it’s when I feel my best 🙂 I go for lots of runs, I make sure to eat healthy meals, and I stay hydrated. I also make sure I take time for some cozy blankets and time in front of the TV when I feel tired. That seems to work well enough for me!

  98. Natasha Pretorius
    2nd March 2019 / 7:27 pm

    I try to get outside for short walks as much as possible

  99. Simon LC
    2nd March 2019 / 7:49 pm

    Dipping baguette into hot tomato soup

  100. Lisa Pope
    2nd March 2019 / 8:05 pm

    For me it’s getting out & about with our Golden Retriever. Exercise is so important!

  101. ellie spider
    2nd March 2019 / 10:08 pm

    I make sure to get outside every day even if its raining – I need to be in the open air and to have the sun (what little there is) on me. It keeps me motivated and once I am outside I feel better about doing things like running, cycling or going to the gym

  102. leanne weir
    2nd March 2019 / 10:10 pm

    After work, go for a nice long walk to clean the mind

  103. Kirsty Russell
    2nd March 2019 / 10:33 pm

    A lovely long dog walk helps me feel refreshed!

  104. beebee
    2nd March 2019 / 11:16 pm

    put your favourite songs on and dance like nobody is watching, sing like nobody is listening and spend time with people that make you happy and get some fresh air

  105. Lynda Jones
    3rd March 2019 / 12:08 am

    Getting out and about as much as possible in the daylight or even sunshine, weather permitting, we get so little vitamin D we need to get all we can

  106. Karen R
    3rd March 2019 / 8:41 am

    I think you have to embrace each season. How can we appreciate the long warm days of Summer without the short cold days of Winter?

  107. Lizzie E
    3rd March 2019 / 9:13 am

    I make sure I get up at the same time every day so I don’t feel too sluggish and get fresh air as often as possible.

  108. Ann Bolton
    3rd March 2019 / 9:18 am

    I actually prefer the winter months to summer, I have never liked the heat and actually look forward to crisp winter morning walks in the countryside. Getting up early and having your first cup of tea sitting outside really sets you up for the day.

  109. Hannah Wilding
    3rd March 2019 / 9:46 am

    We get outside no matter the weather. Even walking in the rain makes you feel good.

  110. 3rd March 2019 / 10:31 am

    Lots of fresh air and long winter walks really help

  111. 3rd March 2019 / 10:42 am

    my tip is to get out, what ever the weather and experience new things!

  112. Katherine Raines
    3rd March 2019 / 10:53 am

    I use Hugh Fearnley -Whittingstalls veg book to make sure I’m making healthy choices through the winter with seasonal veg

  113. Barbara Daniels
    3rd March 2019 / 10:59 am

    lots of hot cups of tea, long walks and cosy nights in

  114. richard field
    3rd March 2019 / 11:15 am

    Take a winter holiday in the sun or go skiing to get some sunshine

  115. Rebekah
    3rd March 2019 / 11:38 am

    I walk rather than take public transport whenever I can. It means allowing a bit more time but 15 mins extra versus the feeling you get being outside and getting your legs moving is really worth it. Plus it means you get that much more time in natural daylight. Game changer.

  116. Hilda Wright
    3rd March 2019 / 12:18 pm

    If you get the right outdoor gear (thermals, waterproofs and really good walking boots) you can get out whatever the weather. Fresh air and exercise, all year round!

  117. Jayne Townson
    3rd March 2019 / 2:37 pm

    My tip for feeling refreshed over winter is to get out everyday for some fresh air and a nice walk, it’ll clear your head and you’ll feel loads better for it.

  118. Kim Neville
    3rd March 2019 / 2:55 pm

    I wrap up warm and go for a walk and feel better for it then cosy up on the sofa 🙂

  119. Bryony Wilson
    3rd March 2019 / 3:16 pm

    Getting up every morning at 6am and going to the gym – the perfect natural high and leaves me feeling great. Then come home to a warm house and wrapping a warm towel around myself after a shower!

  120. Emma Jackson
    3rd March 2019 / 3:35 pm

    I love winter. My birthday is in a winter month so I’m usually in a good mood anticipating that. The same as you I love a good slow cooker stew or soup to comfort the family and we make sure to go swimming often to stay active when it’s cold outside.

  121. Michelle Moloney
    3rd March 2019 / 3:36 pm

    I make lots of soups and stews. Warm, healthy comfort food always helps.

  122. Caroline cummins
    3rd March 2019 / 3:38 pm

    It’s important during the winter months to bring fresh flowers and plants into the home. We miss the green and flowers so much, it’s a beautiful piece of spring in the middle of dark winter ugh.

  123. Sarah Birkett
    3rd March 2019 / 3:53 pm

    plenty of fresh air. even when its cold its worth opening a window abd cuddling under a blanket

  124. Susan Hoggett
    3rd March 2019 / 3:55 pm

    lots of walking and fresh air

  125. Emma Nixon
    3rd March 2019 / 3:56 pm

    Go to the gym to try and keep active despite the weather. Keeps me alert and stops the old joints aching!

  126. Natasha Barnes
    3rd March 2019 / 5:10 pm

    I like to have a cosy night in regularly, just reading and watching TV, to recharge my batteries.

  127. Jo Bryan
    3rd March 2019 / 5:51 pm

    I try and get out for fresh air as much as I can.

  128. stephen holman
    3rd March 2019 / 7:42 pm

    its very easy to just stay indoors and hibernate during winter! but i feel much better for getting wrapped up in gloves and scarf and winter coat and getting outside for a nice brisk walk every now and then, before retreating back to a cup of tea!

  129. Kevin Bloomfield
    3rd March 2019 / 9:12 pm

    Walking the dog gets me outside and active and makes me feel alive!

  130. Lisa Barker
    3rd March 2019 / 9:33 pm

    I started slimming world 3 months ago in preparation for my wedding in May – and it’s really helped me feel good about myself over the winter months. I’ve also been exercising more regularly which has helped to keep me motivated.

  131. Vicki M
    3rd March 2019 / 10:25 pm

    Lots of stew to keep you warm and healthy and a brisk walk, the cool fresh air makes you feel good 🙂

  132. Solange
    4th March 2019 / 3:18 am

    I regularly go to Yoga and Pilates classes.

  133. Michelle Carlin
    4th March 2019 / 8:05 am

    Lots of lovely vegetable stews – warm and comforting and full of vitamins needed for winter.

    4th March 2019 / 10:09 am

    I’ve been enjoying going for a tromp around the forest with my toddler. As long as we have warm coats and wellies it feels good to be outside.

  135. abigail edkins
    4th March 2019 / 10:25 am

    During the winter I find it useful to make plans for the summer. We plan a little getaway, usually camping. We plan days out with the kids during the holidays. We start getting the garden ready…. as usually we havent touched it since the last summer and its a mess and overgrown. Once I got something to focus on and look forward to I feel happy just to take it easy and chill during the winter months.

  136. Alison MacDonald
    4th March 2019 / 11:26 am

    I think getting out in the fresh air for a walk whenever you can is the best thing to brighten winter times xx

  137. Laura Banks
    4th March 2019 / 4:25 pm

    i walk to work everyday regardless of the weather

  138. Stephanie Coals
    4th March 2019 / 4:25 pm

    By making sure to get out and about with my family black labrador everyday. A brisk walk really helps to blow the cobwebs away and really lifts my mood too.

  139. Rob
    4th March 2019 / 4:53 pm

    My dog makes me go out for a walk every morning whether I want to or not and it really helps me get through winter

  140. Maxine G
    4th March 2019 / 6:17 pm

    Keeping a positive mental attitude, embracing the weather whatever it brings, keeping active and finding new hobbies

  141. Lee Clark
    4th March 2019 / 7:13 pm

    Get out and run as often as I can – the fresh air makes me feel alive!

  142. Ash R
    4th March 2019 / 10:36 pm

    I keep myself going at home [have two little ones so I don’t like going out with them when its too cold!] by making the house as cosy as possible. Thats getting out the knitted blankets and candles. It is a nice atmosphere 🙂

  143. Jo Young
    5th March 2019 / 12:22 pm

    We try to get away to somewhere sunny about the end of February to keep us motivated!

  144. 5th March 2019 / 12:57 pm

    Comfort food (mac and cheese) and big fluffy blankets x

  145. Susan Willshee
    5th March 2019 / 2:31 pm

    My top tip is to go for a walk everyday – yes, even when the snow is on the ground or it’s raining bucket loads! If you wrap up well and wear the appropriate footwear it’s perfectly possible to get out every day.
    Not only does the fresh air relax and revitalize you but when you come back into the house it feels so much warmer than it did before you went out!

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  147. Carole Nott
    5th March 2019 / 3:46 pm

    i wrap up warm on a cold day and sit in my garden watching the wildlife around my pond

  148. Annabel Greaves
    5th March 2019 / 4:39 pm

    I love to go for a refreshing walk every day xxx

    5th March 2019 / 5:46 pm

    I try and keep up with my vitamin c which makes a difference to me! xx

  150. Tina Grant
    5th March 2019 / 7:00 pm

    For everything a reason

  151. Emma Ellams
    5th March 2019 / 7:49 pm

    Making time to be with family. It’s hard to feel motivated to get out of the house during cold and drab winter months but I find it’s easier if you’ve got things to look forward to and booked into the diary with those you love.

  152. Stacey Carnell
    5th March 2019 / 9:01 pm

    My spring chicken soup, full of veggies and using fresh chicken stock 🙂

  153. Natasha Tantony
    5th March 2019 / 9:39 pm

    I try and do a walk everyday to help me feel positive and motivated for the day.

  154. Diana
    5th March 2019 / 9:46 pm

    Playing plenty of games at home with children, also we do love a chilly walk 🙂

  155. Jemma Taylor
    5th March 2019 / 9:51 pm

    Doing 5k park runs every week keep me motivated

  156. Catherine Deacon
    6th March 2019 / 4:11 am

    do lots of exercise

  157. Christine Clarke
    6th March 2019 / 9:08 am

    I try and get out of the house everyday and go for a walk

  158. sarah parker
    6th March 2019 / 10:23 am

    Lots of reading

  159. lucinda duxbury
    6th March 2019 / 10:43 am

    Try and get time to have a walk outside, the air is fresh, the landscape can be so pretty in winter

  160. Emma Walters
    6th March 2019 / 10:51 am

    cheering my son on at his footie matches whatever the weather, seeing his determination inspires me!

  161. Kevin Pike
    6th March 2019 / 11:14 am

    lots of countryside walks!

  162. Rhianna M
    6th March 2019 / 12:25 pm

    Regular yoga!

  163. Caroline Bourne
    6th March 2019 / 2:12 pm

    Make sure I work out often

  164. Sarah A
    6th March 2019 / 2:25 pm

    Getting out in the fresh air! There’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing!

  165. Casta
    6th March 2019 / 2:27 pm

    infused water, usually mint and cucumber

  166. Ali Thorpe
    6th March 2019 / 2:33 pm

    Getting exercise outside. As long as I’m wrapped up in the right clothes, a walk with my dog blows away cobwebs and gives energy 🙂

  167. Karen McMillan
    6th March 2019 / 3:11 pm

    Fresh air and smoothies.

  168. Laura-Jane Baker
    6th March 2019 / 3:35 pm

    I make sure to motivate myself to get out for a walk – even on the gloomy grey days

  169. Laura Corrall
    6th March 2019 / 3:55 pm

    I go to the gym. Doesn’t matter if it’s raining as I can still go for a run. I also find after a work out I’m a bit more perkier and awake which is great when it’s cold and gloomy.

  170. Wendy Shippam
    6th March 2019 / 4:33 pm

    Accept it is winter. Eat comfort food, snuggle up in front of the fire, enjoy listening to the rain outside.

  171. 6th March 2019 / 6:17 pm

    I try to keep active and make sure I cook filling meals with olts of veg

  172. Jenna Dick
    6th March 2019 / 7:08 pm

    I keep my spirits up by having lots of small things to look forward to whether it is a lunch out with friends, a play date with my nephews, a theatre trip with my family or a cinema visit with my husband. Booking a holiday always helps too!

  173. Karen Barrett
    6th March 2019 / 7:27 pm

    I try to use local, in season veggies to make homemade soups

  174. Brenda
    6th March 2019 / 7:43 pm

    I try to make sure that I go for a walk along the beach every lunch time, keeps you feeling very refreshed!

  175. Laura Cooper
    6th March 2019 / 7:57 pm

    Get out in daylight as much as possible to keep a positive mood.

  176. Debbie Rawlings
    6th March 2019 / 9:20 pm

    nice hot baths and wrapping up warm

  177. Lindy Hine
    6th March 2019 / 9:29 pm

    A walk on the beach – even when it’s windy and raining it’s still fresh air, ozone, great scenery and exercise

  178. Danielle Graves
    6th March 2019 / 10:03 pm

    When its cold it can be so tempting to snuggle up and be cosy and sedentary but i find a quick brisk walk or playing your favourite music and dancing like a dafty much more beneficial x

  179. Emma Davison
    6th March 2019 / 10:08 pm

    Freshly prepared meals and short walks in the fresh air

  180. Jessica Gyte
    6th March 2019 / 10:58 pm

    Nice long walks on the beach are great in the winter, nothing like the fresh sea breeze to blow the cobwebs away!

  181. zoe d
    6th March 2019 / 11:23 pm

    eat well to get your daily intake of vitamins and minerals

  182. Jamie Millard
    6th March 2019 / 11:41 pm

    Get a SAD lamp. Keep the blues at bay

  183. Chantel L
    7th March 2019 / 12:02 am

    Lots of good wholesome warming food & cosy nights with scented candles do the trick for me 🙂

  184. Lynne OConnor
    7th March 2019 / 2:24 am

    Keep active, although you might only want to curl up on the sofa. Even a brisk walk of just a few minutes can make all the difference

  185. Ruth Hunter
    7th March 2019 / 2:40 am

    eat frozen raspberries

  186. Cathryn Crawshaw
    7th March 2019 / 7:14 am

    Eat a Proper lunch and get at least 5 minutes fresh air

  187. Tracey Belcher
    7th March 2019 / 7:20 am

    For me it is all about getting out – When the weather is cold and grey it is easier and tempting to snuggle under the duvet but I find if I wrap up and get out and brace the weather I always feel so much better! So I set myself a target of picking up a minimum 5 pieces of litter on a walk every day – blows the cobwebs away and cleans up too!

  188. Rebecca Roberts
    7th March 2019 / 7:55 am

    I create baking soda, lemon and patchouli face masks to keep my skin from creasing during the cold months

    I practice meditation more rigorously as I suffer from SAD so I need to make time for total re balance and relaxation

    I find things in nature to photograph even on the most dreary of days, finding beauty when everything feels so miserable lifts ones soul

    I batch cook healthy meals and I make sure I find the time for family and friends

  189. Pat Healy
    7th March 2019 / 8:55 am

    I try to keep up the walking.

  190. Christina B
    7th March 2019 / 9:37 am

    Lots and lots of soup and some hot toddys

  191. Alison Barker
    7th March 2019 / 9:56 am

    Wrap up warm and walk in the countryside.

  192. lorraine kirk
    7th March 2019 / 11:48 am

    We like to go out for a walk in the local woods if the weather is dry which always makes us feel refreshed and helps to keep our spirits up

  193. Laura Avery
    7th March 2019 / 12:08 pm

    Take time out to be mindful, lots of fresh air and sunshine (If you are lucky enough to get some) Vitamin D levels are so low for over 50% of the Uks population so make sure you get some, it can cause depression, low moods and even bone pain! x

  194. Jessica Hutton
    7th March 2019 / 12:27 pm

    I make sure I eat healthy and don’t give in to the urge to eat junk when it’s cold. I also make sure I take the dogs for a proper walk everyday. We wrap up warm and if it’s light head to the woods if ts dark the local park.

  195. Debbie W
    7th March 2019 / 1:27 pm

    Dog walks on the beach. I always grumble before going in the winter, but come back refreshed.

  196. Georgie Wright
    7th March 2019 / 2:09 pm

    In winter I often make hot and sour soup with whatever vegetables I’ve got in the fridge! It’s so warming and delicious.

  197. Sheena Read
    7th March 2019 / 3:35 pm

    Save up indoor jobs for the autumn/winter months. They can be done then and give you lots of time to spend outdoors when the weather is better.

  198. Ellen Stafford
    7th March 2019 / 4:45 pm

    I always take my dog for a walk – makes me feel good.

  199. Anna Wood
    7th March 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Still making sure I get outside in there fresh air for a walk everyday, makes me feel so much healthier!

  200. 7th March 2019 / 8:17 pm

    I like to try to get some fresh air, air the house even if I really can’t get outside. I also like to use turmeric honey and lemon in hot water to keep my immune system healthy!

  201. Michaela B
    7th March 2019 / 10:04 pm

    I hate the cold but make sure to dress myself and the kids up warm and go for a walk together or a play in the park, it helps keep us all active and stops us just hibernating with tablets and tv.

  202. Yvette D
    7th March 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Cosy nights on the sofa with a good book

  203. Natalie Crossan
    7th March 2019 / 10:35 pm

    We use SAD lamps to make us feel better in the winter darker months x

  204. Craig Rogers
    7th March 2019 / 11:35 pm

    I make sure I get my 5 a day to stop myself getting run down and use a S.A.D lamp to wake myself up in the morning. I also try to get a 30 minute walk in daylight, wherever possible. I’ve also had issues with a vitamin D insufficiency in the past, so I make sure I supplement – especially int the winter!

  205. Maxine Lewis-Enright
    7th March 2019 / 11:37 pm

    I find eating healthier helps me feel refreshed, I particularly love having soups in the cooler months. Warm bubble baths are also good to help relax and soaks all the stress away. I always feel refreshed after one of those xx

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