10 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues
Now that Winter is in full swing, our bodies can go into a state of seasonal depression due to lack of Sunshine and warm weather.
This can have mental and physical effects, so here are 10 ways to beat the winter blues:
1. Capitalise Sunshine – get outside on days of sunshine as much as possible.
2. Get outside on grey days – rug up and get out in the fresh air. Even a 15 to 20 minute walk outdoors can do wonders for your overall well-being.
3. Sleep – we have an innate instinct to hibernate during the colder months. So take advantage of this and catch up on sleep, wherever possible.
4. Exercise – when you’re in a depressed mood, two forms of exercise are best – high intensity when stressed, when low, gentle movement to get your body moving.
5. Embrace Winter Meals – warming soups and stews are good for your soul. Even a warming mug of herbal tea can do wonders for you.
6. Drink More Water – we forget about water in Winter. A dash of lemon or lime will help absorption and electrolyte balance.
7. Heat On Your Abdomen – placing a hot water bottle or heat pad on the abdominal region can improve the circulation to your abdomen. This helps you automatically relax, by decreasing the fight and flight response.
8. Relax – meditate, create a calm environment, read, stop and reflect, catch up with friends and family
9. Keep Warm – cosy blankets and clothing are essential for keeping warm and protected from the Winter Chill.
10 See an Osteopath – look after yourself through Winter by booking a session with a Remarkable Osteopath who can help improve your physical, emotional and mental well-being.
Before you know it Spring and warmer weather will be around the corner and you can look forward to plenty of days like this:
We hope these tips will help you Beat The Winter Blues.
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Disclosure – this post is meant for informational purposes and is not to be construed as medical advice. Please consult with your health professional if you have any concerns for your health.