With the end of the year comes shorter days and darker evenings. It’s natural to want to snuggle in, turn on a good movie, and not move until Spring! And with quarantine still in effect, it can be doubly tempting to hit pause right now.
Often people experience lower energy levels at this time of the year due to a combination of factors. Relaxing seems like the natural way to recharge your batteries, but there are a few other habits you can adopt to make sure you are at peak performance this holiday season!
Read on to pick up some good habits to counteract winter hibernation mode!
Upgrade Your Morning Rituals
What you do in the morning can set you up for the rest of the day. It’s true! There are a few surprising ways you can boost your energy levels the minute your alarm goes off.
Before bed, put a glass of cold water next to your bed, and make a point to drink it all when you wake up. This energizes your body and kick starts your digestive system.
Also make it a point to give yourself extra time to eat a high-fiber, high-protein breakfast with minimal sugar. Oatmeal with blueberries, overnight oats made the night before, or eggs with avocado are all excellent choices!
Being able to effectively metabolize food with fiber and protein helps maintain steady energy levels throughout the day. Not to mention, choosing the right foods can seriously have a positive effect on your immune system!
Move Your Body in Fun Ways
We know someone saying “just do it” doesn’t work when it comes to motivating you to exercise, but we have some ideas about how to make movement more fun, especially when so many of us are staying indoors.
Do you like video games or being immersed in stories? Since the early 2000s, a steady stream of games have been made for all different types of consoles--dancing to popular music, different virtual sport games, and even role-playing games. Now you can slay dragons AND get fit!
Do you want to socialize with loved ones AND get your workout in at the same time? Host a Zoom dance party, and share your favorite songs to move to with friends and family.
Zoom hangouts are a great way to have fun and stay in touch with each other. Maybe even try reaching out to a few people you haven’t seen in a couple of years--you’d be amazed by how much you can catch up while dancing your cares away!
Bonus? Regular exercise keeps your heart healthy and supports a strong immune system--something we could all use now that flu season is here.
Busy Vitamin Bs and D
The reason you might be fatigued and lack the energy to move is that you are getting less vitamin D through sunlight than you do in the warmer months.
Some people are also lacking the right amount of vitamin Bs, which fight fatigue and convert calories into energy. It’s likely that you are vitamin-deficient in some areas; over 90% of Americans today are .
Consult with your medical provider and try adding all-natural vitamin D and B-complex vitamin supplements to your daily regimen to support boosted energy levels during the winter. For further support, try our Essential Energy Bundle, now discounted for a limited time!
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Written by Annie-Eliza Stevens