As the winter months draw in, eating well and getting enough exercise becomes more of a challenge. We shouldn’t blame ourselves for this: there are sound physiological reasons why we have less energy, crave stodgy comfort foods and struggle to stay chipper. It’s cold and dark, and we just want to stay indoors and hibernate until this whole winter thing blows over. At the same time, we all know that it’s essential to stay healthy and not to let our standards slip during the dark end of the year. In fact, it’s even more important to look after ourselves, as colds, the flu and other nasty bugs are generally doing the rounds. Sniffles and coughs are not a good look and should be avoided if at all possible. There’s also the possibility that they could develop into something more serious, particularly for the more mature individuals among us.