If you are feeling the springtime lethargy, you might want to overcome it as soon as possible, so you can start planning your weekends and short breaks with friends and your family. Our immune system suffers in the winter, no matter how hard we try to stay healthy. If you can increase your exercise level, change your diet, and commit to a plan, however, you can restore your energy levels, and support your own mental and physical transformation. Below you will find a few tips on how to get started.
To boost your immune system, you will need a lot of vitamin C. The best source will be fresh fruit and vegetables. If you can get a fruit infusion jug or water bottle, you can get yourself a delicious drink every time you want to. If you prefer water, you might want to get a water filter jug for a fresh tasting and toxin-free water. You can also juice your seasonal fresh fruit if you invest in a simple-to-use juicer. Alternatively, if you like creamier and more filling options, you could make your own smoothies and shakes to have in the morning.
Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining the balance of your hormones and supporting your immune system. The best source of Vitamin D is good old-fashioned sunshine. If you can spend more time outside, even to have a coffee, read the morning papers, or sort out your flower beds, do so. Switch your indoor yoga exercise to an outdoor one. The good news is that you will get the benefits of yoga, exercise, and sunshine, so you can multitask in just 30 to 60 minutes.
It is important, however, that – before you start any new exercise routine – you get your health check up. You can book an appointment with an online doctor to find out what areas of your health you should be focusing on this spring, and which vitamins and minerals you need to maintain your immune system’s strength. Even if you are consulting with a gym instructor at your local fitness center, it is recommended that you get a health care professional’s opinion as well.
Once you have found out which vitamins and minerals your body is missing, you will need to get the right supplements that will help your immune system fight off bacteria and viruses. You might need to get more iron, folic acid, and Omega 3, but your blood test will tell you exactly what your body is missing. Vitamin and mineral supplements will help you feel better and do more.
If you want to stay healthy and strong in the spring and throughout the rest of the year, you might want to challenge yourself. Plan a few active weekends and short breaks when you tackle a different track on foot or your mountain bike. You need a break from binge-watching series and have to get out. Make a list of places you haven’t seen before, and you can start planning the trips. Go camping, hiking, and plan to learn a new sport this spring. No matter if you are interested in paddleboarding or badminton, you can start exercising and discovering new muscle groups and getting rid of stress at the same time.
In case you are guilty of using your car more in the winter, you might need to make some lifestyle changes. Walk to work, to the shop, and set yourself daily step targets. The good news is that there are some great free activity tracking apps you can download on your phone, and they will help you keep an eye on the number of steps you took, the amount of exercise you did, and even your diet.
We all feel less motivated in the winter to cook an evening meal, due to the shorter evenings and our lower energy levels. It might be time to introduce new rules in your kitchen. Start with your freezer, and get rid of the ready meals, frozen pizzas, and cakes. Fill it with fruit and vegetables, as well as your favorite ingredients. Next, tackle your fridge, and replace the unhealthy snacks with natural yoghurt, fruit, and vegetables. Once you change what you have in your kitchen, it will be easier to start cooking from scratch again.
Most of us feel tired and run down after the long winter months. Use the above methods to tackle your springtime lethargy and boost your immune system.
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