As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, it’s common for people to start feeling under the weather. We might feel the need to sleep for longer, notice a change in our appetite or find it difficult to do things we normally enjoy. However, there are some ways to help improve your well-being and promote a happier, healthier life, despite the gloomy weather.
Here are some tips for looking after your well-being this winter.
Exposure to sunlight can offer an abundance of benefits for both your mental and physical health. Getting more light can help improve symptoms of seasonal affective disorder and provide you with the vitamins you need to power through the cold weather.
Be creative with how you get more light. You could try brightening up your home environment by opening curtains and blinds and making a conscious effort to let in as much sunlight as possible. Or, schedule some time in the day to go outside and soak up the winter sunshine.
With shorter, darker days, it’s not uncommon for people to start to feel lonely. A friendly natter by phone, online or meeting friends in a way that feels comfortable to you is a great way to help you feel connected. Ringing a helpline can also help you to feel better.
Exercise is one of the best ways to improve your mental and physical health. While stepping outside in the cold might not seem like an appealing idea in winter, it can do wonders for your well-being. From a gentle walk on a frosty winter morning to ice skating with friends, there are lots of winter activities to get your heart pumping and your body bursting with endorphins.
If you struggle to maintain positive well-being in winter, it’s important to go easy on yourself and ensure that you get enough rest. Dedicate some time each day to relax and unwind. Find what works for you, whether that’s relaxation breathing, a warm bath, caring for your plants, dancing to festive tunes or going for a run.
A balanced diet full of vegetables and nutrients is key for your well-being. Healthy foods are packed full of the nutrients and minerals you need to optimise your body’s dopamine production, leading to a happier, healthier and more focused mind.
At Pow Food, we supply award-winning, nutritious vegan meals that are rich in nutrients and minerals. From nutritious soups to cold press juices, our vegan ready meals provide everything you need to power through this winter season.
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