Feel like winter is taking a toll on not just your body, but your mood too? You’re not alone. From inclement weather to shorter days, you may find it more difficult to stick to your regular schedule. Plus, with a spike in illnesses, like colds and flu, trying to stay happy and healthy may feel like a losing battle. To help you feel like yourself again, try these four tips for banishing those winter blues.
Exercising is known for not just staying fit, but helping to improve your mood. In fact, it’s also been known to help ease symptoms of depression as well as anxiety. Feeling blah? Get your steps in, even when you’re tired. Since exercise helps your heart and lungs, it will also help boost your energy.
Too cold to go outside for a walk or run? You don’t have to face the elements to get your heart rate up. Whether dancing to your favorite tunes or following along to an exercise video, be sure and make it fun so you can make it stick.
Get Your Shut Eye
More than just beauty sleep, quality sleep is important for not just your mood, but your health too. In fact, according to the CDC, lack of sleep puts you at an additional risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, and even early death. However, did you know lack of sleep also leads to poor mental health? The recommended amount of sleep for adults is 7 or more hours, and that amount increases for teens and younger.
Need a little help winding down at the end of a long day? Try our Unwined™ Chill Drink which helps relieve muscle tension, racing thoughts, and stress. It’s like your favorite glass of wine but without the alcohol and excess sugar.
Ready to feel better? According to the Mayo Clinic, meditation can help you with a slew of things, like building skills to manage stress, increasing self-awareness, creativity, and tolerance, as well as, improving emotions, and more. In fact, it can even help lower your resting heart rate and blood pressure. Guided meditation, mantra meditation, and yoga are just some of the ways you can practice meditation.
Need a hand with letting go of stress? Try our Happy Collagen™. Sure, it helps with smoother, softer, firmer, and brighter skin (which, who doesn’t want that?), but it also supports mood elevation, weight loss, stress reduction, and even blood sugar management.†
Tip: Try adding our Happy Collagen to your favorite caffeine-free tea to help you relax anytime of the day!
Are you fueling your body with nutrients or weighing it down with empty calories, sugar, and more? In order for your body to perform at its best, make sure you are making good choices like fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and healthy fats. In addition to drinking enough water, maintaining a healthy diet is important for good gut health and a good mood.
And, for an extra boost of happiness, try our Defense Drops™. They are uniquely
formulated with high- potency Vitamin D3, plus Vitamin C, E, B6, Zinc and
Echinacea to help support your body’s immune response.†
†These product statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.