Here is a list of Scientifically-Backed Ways to Beat the Winter Blues which are all helpful ways to complement any other sensible health regimens you might already be engaging:
- Lighten it up … literally! You might already be taking advantage of Body Light Lipo treatments which use light (lipid peroxidation technology) to assist with fat loss. However, there’s more than one way to use light to brighten both your spirits and frame of mind – add some light therapy at your home and/or office for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) … and throw open the blinds and shutters during the day, and especially when the sun is out. You might also want to do some winter pruning for both tree health and better indoor light exposure.
- Eat smarter by using healthy, stress-relieving foods in moderation and avoiding foods that hinder the process.
- In line with the “more winter light” prescription, using devices (or apps) to simulate dawn.
- Go for outdoor walks (weather permitting) when there are lulls in winter storms. Indoors or out, there’s no substitute for regular exercise. If you sit in front of a computer, get up at least once or twice an hour and break the routine with mobile activity of some sort.
- Listen to music you love, particularly songs that get you moving and seem fun and cheerful to you. Indoor workout faves apply here.
- Plan a vacation, perhaps a spa getaway, or even just a quick day or weekend out-of-the-house outing.
- Be helpful! It’s almost magical how thinking of the welfare of others and doing something constructive from a place of kindness in the heart can work wonders for everyone concerned.
- Get enough sleep; you can set a timer from your phone to both remind when it’s time to call it a day … and when to start another … and evidence suggests that a regular rise and sleep schedule promotes health and well-being.