Winter Energy

1.Wake up the same time everyday. A regular wake up routine straightens your ‘circadian Function’ (Your wake – sleep routine). If you struggle getting out of bed try having some music at the ready to help you, jump out of bed for a minute and open the curtains and let the natural light shine through (Although this may not help if the day outside is horrendous so open with caution). Have all your stuff ready from the right before so that you have less to stress about it.

2. Go outside. Yes even though it may be cold out there, but the benefit is that there is more to keep your brain occupied which will help to keep you motivated thus getting more from your work out, which ideally should be at least 30 minutes a day.

3. Breath, outside in the rain and snow. Did you know that something so simple as breathing outdoors helps your energy levels? No? Neither did I until now.This is thanks to the ‘Negative Ions’ (atoms or molecules that are microscopic and invisible that clean air). These negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain giving you higher alertness, decreased drowsiness and more mental energy.

4. Night in = Sweat Time. if it’s one of those weeks where the weather is crap and you have done nothing more than sit in, on the couch with a blanket fort, turn one of those nights into a work out night in front of the tv with your favourite show or film Again all we need is 30minutes plus and it will do plenty of favours for your energy and happy hormone levels the next day.

5. Eat Right. Even though the warm summer with as much fresh fruit and vegetables is behind us that doesn’t mean we should just forget about the health and stick to warm stodgy food to keep us warm and full. Think about this and eat right. Think about what fruit and veg you can make into a nice soup or a nice roast. Vegetable soup, roast potatoes and veg or a warm berry healthy pie

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