Exercising is one of the best ways to teach the body that it needs to produce more energy, your body is a reactionary system, if it is stressed it adapts, the stress of exercising is a healthy stress on the body that allows it to adapt and grow stronger. When you exercise you tell your body this is the new norm and it will adjust accordingly.
If you aren't sleeping well you are not recovering properly, leaving you slow and lethargic the next day thus encumbering your mood. Sleep is one of, if not, the most important thing you can do for overall well being. There are many ways to improve sleep quality such as, a regular bedtime, staying hydrated, reducing screen time, night time routines and even supplementation.
Is there a better way to boost your mood then sitting around a campfire with some friends and laughing and bantering, I think not. Socialising with people is a great way to boost your mood. ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ Henri de Mondeville said as he developed his own treatment based on mood elevation through laughter.
A healthy diet fuels your body with the necessary micro and macro nutrients needed to function optimally. When we eat things such as highly processed foods, high sugar and low nutrient dense meals our bodies turn it into a low quality energy leaving that feeling of slow tiredness post meal. When we feed the body high quality sources of whole foods, ethically sourced proteins and nutrient rich food the body can make energy very cleanly leaving us feeling satiated, glowing and happy.
Saunas have been proven to unlock the body's potential to produce more energy in the system. This works by boosting the production of mitochondria in the cells, the body's energy transport molecule. The more heat you experience the more your heart rate increases, this ramps of circulation in the body creating energy flow more freely through the cells. The feeling of stepping out of a sauna is the feeling of a sunkissed afterglow of energy abundance.
There are many ways to boost your mood and improve energy, above are only but a few mentioned. My personal added favourites are sun/light exposure, vitamin D supplementation, hydration with electrolytes, breathwork and meditation. You may have your own tips and tricks to share with everyone! Please let us know what your favourite way to boost your mood in the colder is.