Is the gray winter sky taking a toll on your energy? Do you yearn for long winter naps in your jammies, and are you secretly envious of hibernating bears? If so, you could be in need of a mid-winter pick-me-up. Here are a few ways to boost your energy and vitality this winter:
Did you know that your energy levels naturally drop between 2 and 4 p.m. due to the rise and fall of the sun and your hormonal response? For a healthy lift, try a strategic snack with protein and carbs, like an apple and peanut butter or a small yogurt, and aim to keep your snack under 200 calories.
Slow, deep breathing can help to decrease cortisol, the stress hormone. Any time you start feeling stressed, take a few moments to breathe slowly. Mindful, deep breaths are like magic, lowering your heart rate and blood pressure while refreshing your mind and body.
Walk it off.
Walking is a fabulous form of exercise that can done almost anywhere—through your neighborhood, in the park, or even around the office. We love walking because it doesn’t put a lot of unnecessary stress on your joints, but it still produces endorphins and affords a natural boost. Just 10 minutes of brisk walking can change your energy and your attitude.
Enhance your life one step at a time with a little help from Environ! To find an Environ stockist near you, call 877.337.6227.