Winter Proof Yourself

Feeling run down during Winter?

We know the feeling! That's why we have set up the Winter Proof Yourself plan to help you through those tough times. Our new research reveals that the average Brit spends less than HALF the year feeling fully fit with respondents typically feeling run-down on at least two days of the working week.

That's why we at Tetley have teamed up with GP and TV presenter, Dr Hilary Jones, to develop a 10 point action plan, to help winter proof yourself this season.


Our study of 2,000 Brits found a wide-range of reasons to curse the onset of winter – with dark mornings, sick colleagues and Christmas shopping, among the list of Britain’s top 30 winter grumbles. Brits were twice as likely to reach for chocolate than they were to turn to vitamins, fresh fruit and vegetables when feeling poorly.

Dr Hilary said: “The degree to which winter impacts negatively on our health and wellbeing is clear. The study found that Brits are three times more likely to say they felt ‘run-down’, tired or fed up over the winter months than they were to feel content with themselves and their health.” Our own expert nutritionist at Tetley also suggested that a healthy varied diet is essential at all times of the year, ensuring you keep up with your vitamin intake.

Winter-Proof Yourself

Try our Super Green or Super Fruits range with added vitamins*, to help keep healthy during the winter. *enjoy at least one mug a day as part of a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


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1. Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system and can help prevent colds and flu. So this winter eat foods that are high in vitamin C. You can also increase your vitamin C intake with a mug of Tetley Super Green or Super Fruits Immune which count for 17.6% of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C.

Keep Hydrated

2. Keep Hydrated

It is as important to keep hydrated in the winter as it is in the summer. Even if you don't feel as thirsty in the winter, it's important to keep your fluid intake up.


3. Exercise

So much more natural than a Doctor's prescription and without any side-effects. But when the cold sets in we may not feel so keen on that walk, run or cycle. Keep your exercise regimes going by visiting the gym, going swimming or going for a walk.

Vitamin B6 

4. Vitamin B6 

This vitamin assists in forming haemoglobin — the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body and helps with the reduction of tiredness. To combat winter fatigue, eat plenty of vitamin B6 rich foods. You can also increase your vitamin B6 intake with a mug of Tetley Super Green or Super Fruits Boost which count for 26, of your recommended daily amount of vitamin B6.

Keep Your Head Warm 

5. Keep Your Head Warm 

Research has shown that we lose a lot of heat from our heads, which lowers our immune system. So remember to wear that hat and scarf!

Vitamin D

6. Vitamin D 

This is the sunshine vitamin and is needed to keep our bones and teeth healthy. So remember to get out and about if it's sunny, or eat health foods which are high in vitamin D.


7. De-Stress 

Stress hormones trigger anti-immune reactions. Winter can be a hectic time with many social events to arrange and attend. Make sure you take time out to relax to keep stress levels at bay.

Keep Bugs At Bay

8. Keep Bugs At Bay 

Use antibacterial hand wash and put used tissues in the bin. These two small measures make a big difference when it comes to fighting the spread of germs.

Dress Carefully

9. Dress Carefully 

Plan your winter wardrobe — instead of heavy chunky garments opt for layers, which trap hot air. You can them remove layers as needed, making it easier to regulate your temperature.

Be Positive

10. Be Positive

Looking on the bright side can be good for your health as research suggests that positive people get fewer colds. Try writing a gratitude diary on a daily basis, so you can identify and appreciate the things that are going right for you.