Winter is the unhealthiest season of the year
It is often the point of the year where we feel most fatigued on a daily basis. And there is a biological reason for this: with less daylight, the body produces more melatonin which makes us feel drowsier than normal. This sets the tone for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a mood disorder usually experienced during winter time. But spring is here, and it's time to shake yourself out of it. Need some help? Read on.
Boosting energy during spring time
There are several things within your control which impact your energy levels:
- Exercise: Get outside, get your heart rate up and recoup the lux and vitamin D during the daytime. The endorphin release helps you feel happier and fights stress.
- Diet: many people are chronically deficient in iron and vitamin D, two nutrients that have an impact on mood and vitality. There are natural and delicious ways to get these into your diet.
- Managing stress: don't work yourself to the bone simply because there is nothing else to do! Keeping stress at bay is a constant balancing act, and spring offers many more ways for you to get away from the office slog!
Chiropractic is excellent for boosting vitality because spinal adjustments help to prevent impingement to the nerves and thereby optimizes the nervous system. By improving nerve function, the body is able to balance its own chemistry quicker helping to stabilize your mood. It will also help you to think clearer and move with less pain, both of which are necessary for leaving the stress of winter behind!