Beat the January Blues!

18/01/2017

It's normal to feel a bit down in the dumps in January - the festivities of Christmas and New Year are over, you're back to work and the kids are back at school. It's cold, dark and pay day seems like it's taking forever to arrive!

But it doesn't have to be all doom and gloom... we thought we'd give you some tips to help you kick the January blues, and glide through month one of 2017 with ease...

Eat well...

Make sure you're consuming food that nourishes your body and mind, keeping your energy levels balanced and fuelling you through your day. Foods which are rich in omega-3 increases levels of serotonin in the body, which will help to alleviate those low moods - as well as improving concentration, memory and behaviour! Foods which are rich in omega-3 include; mackerel, salmon fish oil, cod liver oil, walnuts, chia seeds, egg yolks and many more.

Get moving...

What better way to warm up during the winter months, than to do some physical activity? In general, you should aim to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. Try joining a gym, or a local exercise group. Or find out about Fit-Trition - a convenient, flexible solution for parents and teachers that want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Exercise not only helps to improve your overall fitness, but also releases endorphins which help improve your mood and increase your energy levels!

Keep it real...

If you've promised yourself that you're going to run a marathon, take up 10 new sports, and learn 5 new languages this year - SLOW DOWN! You need to set realistic goals and take them step by step, so that you don't push yourself too hard and become overwhelmed. Here are some tips on how to stick to your New Year's Resolutions.

Have a giggle!...

Have fun - do things that make you happy, and have a laugh! Laughter instantly combats stress, increases serotonin levels, and releases endorphins. The most natural anti-depressant - and it's free!

We hope this has given you some good ideas, and helps you to combat those January blues. If you're a parent or teacher looking for a convenient, flexible and effective way to exercise and keep up a healthy lifestyle, then take a look at how Fit-Trition can help.