Stay healthy this winter

As the temperature drops and winter approaches, we are all more susceptible to seasonal illness and winter health problems. Browse our selection of useful tips, recipes and articles on staying healthy and keeping warm this winter.

Winter-proof your health

At this time of year we are 80 per cent more likely to catch a cold so here's some top tips to help you look after your immune system. 

Winter health tips

How to keep colds and flu at bay

Anyone can succumb to colds and the flu, however there are plenty of ways you can keep illness at bay.

Avoid seasonal illness

Cold and flu questions answered

How to know whether you’re suffering with the common cold, or a more serious illness that requires medical assistance.

Cold and flu Q & A

Guide to winter skincare

The cold weather can take its toll on our skin – follow these expert tips to take care of your skin this winter.


Skincare tips

Seasonal affective disorder

Caused by the change in season, seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that affects sufferers in the winter months.

Find out more

Coping with SAD

Jenny Scott-Thompson was diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder five years ago. Find out how she manages her condition.

Read Jenny's story

Keep warm this winter

Every winter up to 24,000 older people die due to the adverse effects of cold weather. Read our guide to keeping warm and well.

Keep warm this winter

Winter ingredients

Discover an array of seasonal fruit and vegetables from traditional parsnips and sprouts to chestnuts and pomegranates.

Seasonal fare

Winter dishes

Two great winter recipes, perfect for keeping warm on the colder days. Autumnal soup and a comforting honey roast bake. 

Winter recipes

Avoid gaining weight this winter

Unfortunately winter brings an inclination to stay indoors and eat more – find out how to avoid weight gain this winter.

Say no to weight gain

6 health hacks to start the new year

More than 90% of our New Year’s resolutions will be broken. So what’s the answer if you want to be healthier in 2016?

6 health hacks

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