Two Simple Ways to Fight Winter Fatigue

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Two Simple Ways to Fight Winter Fatigue

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Lately, it’s been overcast and rainy in my neck of the woods in western Washington. And this morning, it snowed!

With all of this winter weather, I’ve been feeling my energy drop a bit. But I’ve discovered there are two simple things I can do to beat the winter fatigue.

The first is exercise. I notice a huge dip in energy when I fall off track with exercising regularly. When I haven’t exercised for a few days, I feel sluggish. And with each day that passes, it’s harder to get back into the swing of exercising.

Fortunately, the opposite is also true. Once I have two or three days of exercise in a row, it’s much easier to keep exercising. And, amazingly, expending energy in exercise doesn’t use up your energy. It actually GIVES you more energy!

Exercise doesn’t have to be extreme. It can be just a few minutes in the morning to get your day moving. Challenge yourself to exercise for at least 5 minutes. Most of us can afford 5 minutes in the morning. If you have time and feel good at the 5-minute mark, keep going!

The second thing I’m doing to fight winter fatigue is keeping up with my vitamin D needs. There are several food sources of vitamin D including:

  1. Salmon
  2. Sardines
  3. Cod Liver Oil
  4. Canned Tuna
  5. Oysters
  6. Shrimp
  7. Mackerel
  8. Eggs
  9. Mushrooms

You can also get vitamin D from supplements. Two that I like and recommend are:

  1. Touchstone Essentials Supergreens + D supplement
  1. Garden of Life's Vitamin Code RAW Vitamin D3

Don’t let the winter weather get you down. Sometimes it just takes a couple of easy changes (like those mentioned above) to boost energy and keep you feeling strong.

Do you have tips for keeping your energy up during the winter? If so, share below in the comments!

To your best health,

Sources

  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-foods-high-in-vitamin-d#section10
  1. https://draxe.com/top-10-vitamin-d-rich-foods/