How you step into spring with your best foot forward.
Step 1: Rest Better.
Making sure we rest better allows us to be more energetic. If you struggling to switch off try:
- Improving your bedtime habits: Putting your phone down 1 hour before bed. Setting a specific time to go to bed. Avoid caffeine later in the day.
- Create a routine to unwind: This could be reading a book, making a cup of tea, journaling, meditating, prayer or listening to calming music. These routines and habits allow us to get into the habit of winding down in the evenings, so we have an easier time falling asleep.
- Calming Herbs: Chamomile tea is a firm favourite. If you do not enjoy tea you can also try chamomile capsules, valerian tablets, passionflower or a combination.
Step 2: Energize!
Now we can focus on increasing our energy levels and shaking off that fatigue!
- Moving your body: Walking, yoga, dancing, running, strength training; the options are endless. Finding time to move your body, in a way that you enjoy, is going to help you feel energized and boost your mood during the day.
- Fuelling your Fire: You can’t do your best if you aren’t giving yourself the correct food. A rule of thumb is to make sure you are eating the rainbow on a daily basis; including a variety of carbs, fats and proteins. A healthy balanced diet will help energize your during the day. Multivitamins can be used to assist, not replace a healthy diet. They can help address deficiencies that could arise, helping you to stay energized for longer.
- Support: During extra stressful times you may need additional support. Nutrients that may help energy production are B-vitamins and Magnesium for a start. Herbs such as Korean/Siberian Ginseng, Rhodiola and Liquorice, also improve energy levels and can give you extra go when you need it.
Step 3: Brain Support.
- Fatigue can be physical and mental. Lion’s mane, Bacopa and Omega 3 are some of the supplements that support brain function. It is important to address mental/emotional fatigue as well as physical fatigue.
Please remember to speak to your healthcare provider before starting new medication. If you would like further information please come speak to one of our Pharmacists or Health zone Assistants.