It’s a bit of a conundrum, isn’t it? New Year is when we think about how we want to spend the year ahead, the things we want to achieve, and the lifestyle we want to follow, and we want to feel all amped up and optimistic. But New Year is also in the depths of winter, when it’s cold and wet and dark, and all we want to do is wrap up warm, curl up on the sofa, and stay cosy.
Well, as we make our way into 2022, it’s time to shake off those winter doldrums and release our natural energy supplies. There’s a lot we want to do with our 2022, and we’re going feel great while we’re doing it.
Check out these three simple ways to power up your Get Up And Go this winter and all year long.
Let There Be Light
Even though the days are gradually getting longer again, they’re still far too short for our liking, and the lack of sunlight means that our bodies are producing more melatonin, which is one of the things making you feel sleepy.
Stave off that drowsiness by making sure that you open the curtains and blinds as soon as you wake up and keep them open during the daylight hours. If you can, do your best to get outside in the natural during the day, even if it’s just a walk around the block or to the shops. Seize any chance you can get to enjoy those short daylight hours that winter gives us!
There are also lamps specifically designed to help with concerns like Seasonal Affective Disorder, which give you a powerful dose of bright light and trigger the brain to release serotonin aka the feel-good hormone aka just what we need to feel energised.
Okay, okay, we know that exercising might be the last thing you want to do, and finding the motivation to do it is more likely to harder than the workout itself, but doing exercise – no matter how gentle or intense – is a sure-fire way to get your energy levels up. Plus, a late-afternoon exercise stint is proven to hold off that early-evening fatigue and also help you get a good night’s sleep (which will also help with your energy in the morning!).
There are lots of apps and online videos that you can use to do at-home workouts if outdoor isn’t going to be an option, and starting a workout plan with a friend is a great way to keep each other motivated and committed!
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Food supplements should not replace a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Iron contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
*No. 1: IRI Value Sales 52 weeks w/e 30th October 2021. [email protected]