It’s hard to believe that it’s November, isn’t it? The weather is changing and days are getting cooler. You might have also noticed that the nights are coming in earlier and earlier. It’s natural for these darker months to make us a bit gloomier, which is why Bionic Bodies is here to give you some mood boosting advice.
We’ve said it a million times before, but it’s so important to eat well. Some really important mood boosting nutrients are iron, magnesium, and omega 3. You can get these from green leafy vegetables and meat, almonds and cashews, and oily fish. We know life can get hectic at times, but make sure you’re eating balanced meals at regular times. You’d be amazed at how much of a difference it can make.
It’s also really important to look after your body. You can incorporate mental wellness into a physical routine by taking up yoga or pilates, but any kind of physical exercise is good for your mind. To really get the most out of your workouts and gym membership, why not get a personal trainer? They’ll help keep you motivated during the winter months and will show you the most efficient way to work out. What’s more, they will provide you with safe and effective workouts preventing you from injuring yourself or over-doing it and burning out your motivation. Being experts in nutrition and exercise, you can rest assure a good personal trainer will design a personalised plan that will work for you maximising your results and making you look great and feel great.
A proper exercise regime will also help you sleep at night. Lack of sleep is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of low moods and one of the most common contributors to the same. If you struggle with your sleep try exercise, regular bedtimes, turning off electronics at least an hour before bedtime, turning down the central heating, and buying a new mattress.
One final thing to think about it SAD (seasonal affective disorder). This is a condition where your mood is affected by the seasons. If you think you have SAD you can talk to your doctor, but don’t worry about being put onto medication. A lot of sufferers can manage their condition with the advice we’ve just given you and light therapy (think different coloured light bulbs).