Have you been struggling to get through these chilly winter days without feeling enervated? It is common to feel tired during the winter. There can be lots of reasons for this, from the physical to the psychological. If you’re struggling to feel well rested at this time of year, these tips may help you get through the winter fatigue.
Vitamin D Fights Winter Fatigue
One of the main things that slows your brain down during the winter is the lack of Vitamin D. This is because it helps regulate our circadian rhythms, the natural rhythms that tell your body when to eat, wake and sleep. Vitamin D is formed in the body in response to sunlight. Obviously, with shorted daylight hours in the winter, our bodies struggle to formulate as much vitamin D as they need, leading to the dreaded winter fatigue.
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Enjoy the Outdoors
Not everyone can go out for a long walk in the park during office hours. One of the big changes in the public psyche thanks to Covid is that more and more people have become aware of the importance of getting out of the house for their daily exercise. But it’s not just good for your body to get exercise; being outdoors is great for our mental health. If you’re working at home or in an office it can be easy to forget to get up and moving. But there are lots of ways to get outdoors, without having to do loads of exercise. Even just going for a drive with the windows down can be plenty bracing and is a great mood boost. It’s a great idea to exercise outdoors, even in winter. For more information about the sleep benefits of exercise, check out this post.
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Winter Fatigue Meets Winter Fat
Unfortunately, unless I have deeply misunderstood the audience for this post, none of us are grizzly bears hibernating for the winter. This means that although it is nice to eat lots of warm, fatty foods, like we’re bulking up, it may be damaging to your overall health. This is your sign to try a nice healthy recipe instead of just going for the easy option of a takeaway on a cold winter’s night. Plus, the act of cooking can be just as rewarding emotionally as that greasy cheeseburger would be.
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Stop Struggling with Stress
I know, it’s not that easy – but it’s always a good idea to try and think yourself into a more positive headspace. The winter is a difficult time, especially January, as we no longer have the bright lights and joy of Christmas to keep us pushing through. If you are really struggling with the so-called ‘Winter Blues’ at this time, please seek help. Also, don’t let the New Year stress you out. Winter fatigue is bad enough without making yourself unnecessarily stressed over New Years Resolutions. The point of them is to try and improve your life, not give yourself a headache or other painful stress related symptoms.
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