Five Tips to Stay Healthy in Winter

Five Tips to Stay Healthy  in Winter

Winter is truly upon us. The days are shorter, it gets dark sooner and temperatures are dropping. Let’s just say it’s the time of the year when staying inside is mostly justified and many people lack the motivation to exercise or partake in any physical activities. A lot of people also underestimate the low temperatures and don’t wear appropriate clothing. Unfortunately, all this combined will lead to a weakened immune system and can present a higher likelihood to develop cold and flu symptoms. 

But don’t let that stop you from enjoying yourself in winter! Here are five tips to stay healthy during the cold season. Apply these and you will make it through without a scratch!

How to help back pain from periods

As if pimples, emotional outbursts, cramps, exhaustion, and feeling bloated aren't enough, the PMS demons have to throw uncomfortable back pain your way too.


Lower back pain during your period, or primary dysmenorrhea, is caused by contractions in the uterus. Every month your body builds up a thick uterine lining (called endometrium) in preparation for a fertilised egg. If you don't become pregnant, estrogen and progesterone levels drop and cue your body to break down and detach the lining, and it does that by contracting. If your uterus contracts too strongly, it can press on nearby blood vessels, cutting off the supply of oxygen to the nearby muscles, which is the reason pain occurs in the abdomen and radiates to the lower back and even to the thighs.

Chances are, if you've always had similar menstrual discomfort, it's nothing to worry about. But see a doctor if you're incapacitated for more than a few days a month or if you've noticed a sudden change in your symptoms. Meanwhile, you can ease the back or period pain with our dedicated pain relief cream, Soodox for Women available here. Also, you can try a warm bath or a heating pad. Avoiding foods that contain caffeine and salt can also help. And even though you have about as much energy as it takes to plop onto the couch, women who exercise regularly often experience less menstrual pain, so keep up with your routine by doing some light cardio or cramp-relieving yoga poses.

The Ashes Return!


Congratulations to the Australian Cricket Team for a great series win! Now onto the whitewash! Some of our stores have made creative Soodox cricket displays to celebrate - check out Amcal Chemist in Longford, Tasmania

You can visit their Facebook page here, or if you live in Tasmania get along to the store and check it out for yourself. They're at 7A Wellington Street, Longford, Tasmania.

Soodox™ is Australian designed and made and specially formulated and can be used during heavy training and competition demands of by athletes and serious sportspeople. It's non-greasy, virtually odour-free, a breeze to use, and its active ingredients are naturally sourced. Buy it at pharmacies or order online for delivery right to your front door.