Beating the January blues

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With the festivities now just a distant memory, many of us are feeling a little blue as we head back to work, battle with the wild January weather and struggle to shift those Christmas pounds. If you need a little lift, take a look at this latest post where we’ll discuss some of the ways you can boost your mood and energy.

 

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Exercise

Often, the last thing you want to do when you’re feeling glum is pull on your shorts and t-shirts and head to the gym. However, exercising is a great way to lift your mood, due to the ‘happy’ endorphins that are released.

Going solo to the gym can be lonely, and could do little to improve your mood. Instead, go along with a friend: you’ll have someone to chat to and encourage you along when you feel tired. The great thing is that exercising not only has the potential to boost your mood, but also allows you to work off some extra calories too.

 

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Take a supplement

With short days and dark nights, many people can feel lethargic in January. Low energy levels are the main culprit: not only will this make you reluctant to do anything, you could be more likely to pick up a bug, as the body’s ability to protect itself weakens.

There can be a number of reasons why you’re feeling sleepy, so it’s always best to check it out with your GP first. However, one cause is that your body has low levels of coenzyme Q10. This enzyme is crucial to the production of energy: not having enough in your body results in less energy being generated.

There are supplements out there that you could take to top up your levels of coenzyme Q10. Available from Pharma Nord, Ubiquinone has had some great reviews on the company’s site and is an ideal choice for those looking for a boost.

Pamper yourself

In December, we had Christmas to look forward to. In January, it’s seems like we have nothing to motivate us – after all, our summer holidays are far too far away to be getting excited about just yet. Why not arrange a spa day with your friends? Taking the time out to pamper yourself will leave you looking and feeling rejuvenated, as well as putting a positive event on the horizon.

If you’re feeling the post-Christmas pinch, you can pick up some affordable spa days on sites like Groupon, so there’s no excuse not to treat yourself!

 

 


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