How to keep your body fuelled during this autumn
With autumn officially starting soon, there’s a slight chance that you would have started to feel sluggish, tired and perhaps a tiny bit sad. Good news? You’re not the only one. Bad news? You have to work on yourself and put some effort into getting your energy levels back up again!
It’s one of the downsides that autumn brings, despite us getting all excited about wonderful colours in trees, yummy comfort food and cosy clothing.
Autumn equinox is officially happening on 18th September and we can’t help but give you a few tips on how to help yourself deal with season changes.
Get some Vitamin D
Although the human body can naturally produce Vitamin D, it’s known that quite a lot of people in the UK suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency in the UK and that is partly due to the lack of exposure to direct sunlight.
Give your body a boost
Give your body an energy boost and strengthen your immunity system by taking Vitamin C, E or B6 – you can take these in the form of a multivitamin pill or you can just amp up your fruit and veg intake. You can always make delicious fresh juices out of seasonal fruit and vegetables (and for an extra boost, try adding some ginger to these juices).
Get into routine
Get on a training routine and be consistent- this is the right moment to try out new workouts or learn some new exercises. Also, working out keeps you warm, it loosens stiff joints and keeps your endorphin levels up.
Give yourself a break
Sometimes, our bodies cannot keep up with the daily stress (physical as well as emotional) and it’s very important to listen to your body and don’t work against it. If you feel like you need a break, take it without the guilt, it will prove beneficial in the long run.
This is something that applies all year round but all the more important when your body starts craving food that delicious as it may be, it can also be a bit heavy. Your body needs to be able to flush out everything and it can do so by you giving it enough water. And when it comes to heavier (but oh so delicious) meals, try not having these too late in the evening.
Fibre it out
Make sure you have a sufficient fibre intake on a daily basis so that your digestion is functioning as it should. Be sure to include in your diet fibre rich ingredients such as brown rice, wholegrains, berries, oatmeal and crunchy veggies.
Snack on seeds, nuts or some dried fruit if you feel a bit tired come 3PM.
QUICK FIRE SUMMARY
- Vitamin DIt’s known that quite a lot of people in the UK suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency in the UK
- Strengthen your immunity systemTake Vitamin C, E or B6 to strengthen your immune system and give yourself a boost.
- Get into routineWorking out keeps you warm, it loosens stiff joints and keeps your endorphin levels up.
- Give yourself a breakIt’s very important to listen to your body and don’t work against it.
- Stay hydratedYour body needs to be able to flush out everything and it can do so by you giving it enough water.
- Get your fibreBe sure to include in your diet fibre rich ingredients such as brown rice, wholegrains, berries, oatmeal and crunchy veggies.