Although the days are getting lighter and longer, there’s no substitute for brilliant sunshine and an abundance of Vitamin D. After a member of our team discovered the wonders of a wake-up light, we’ve looked at five ways for you to stay healthy and motivated this winter.
Cut out caffeine
Firstly, we would NEVER suggest this personally. However, the Royal College of Psychiatrists recommends that anyone feeling tired should cut out caffeine and to do this gradually over a three-week period.
Get enough sleep
Due to the lack of sunlight in winter, our sleep and waking cycles are disrupted. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day will help you stay alert throughout the day.
Drink more milk
NHS Choices highlight that you are more likely to get a cold in winter, so it’s extremely important to make sure your immune system is in tip-top condition. They suggest consuming milk and diary products to increase your intake of protein, vitamins A and B12 and calcium.
Consider a wake-up light alarm
After hearing rave reviews here at Evergood HQ, we dug a little deeper into the science. From helping to peak cortisol response and balance melatonin, to aiding those with Seasonal Affective Disorder, this simple tool seems to be a powerful resource during the winter months. Here’s what happened when Business Insider’s Madison Kircher tried a wake-up light alarm for one week. Read the full story, here.
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Wednesday Feb 21, 2018