Most people struggle with being productive in the wintertime. The cold weather, shorter days, and lack of sun make it hard to stay energized. To beat the blues this season and ensure that your health stays on point, follow these 5 ways that will keep you energized throughout the winter.
It’s easy to curl up inside when it’s cold and snowing outside. That’s why it’s important to force yourself to stay active during the wintertime, even if you don’t want to. Get a gym membership, sign up for a yoga class, walk to work on sunny days, and even join a sports team to keep your body and mind fit. Regular exercise in the wintertime can also boost your mood, reduce stress, and improve sleep.
Fuel Your Body
Engaging in a healthy diet will keep you energized and can help you avoid those “winter pounds”. Winter is also that time of year when we tend to get sick. Getting a good dose of vitamins and nutrients will keep those colds and flu at bay.
Get Up and Go to Bed Earlier
With less daylight this time of year, there’s no reason to stay up late to enjoy the weather. Which is why winter is the best time to catch up on your sleep and recharge your body after a busy summer. Going to bed earlier will also make it easier to get up an extra hour sooner so you can check the weather conditions, get in some exercise and adjust your schedule as needed.
Be as Social as Possible
It’s easy to isolate yourself in the winter but spending too much time alone can leave you feeling depressed, unmotivated, and moody. Catching up with friends once a week or even eating with co-workers at lunch can help boost your mood and keep your spirits light.
Take a Vacation
The lack of sun and being stuck indoors can leave you deficient in vitamin D and serotonin which can negatively impact your mental and physical health. If you can’t get outside during your lunch break to take in some afternoon sun, a little vacation might be in order. If work won’t let you take time off, you could always try a staycation and take a trip closer to home. There are lots of amazing day trips and weekend getaways you can enjoy in cities across Ontario that can help you get away to rejuvenate your body and mind.
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