Step out of Seasonal Lethargy

Step out of Seasonal Lethargy

November 3, 2022

A huge thank you from Vitae for sharing some top tips around Seasonal Tiredness.

As the seasons change and the weather begins to change there are definitely days when waking up from bed feeling refreshed and energised can become a challenge. Some mornings we can open our eyes and hope the day will pass quickly and so that we can be back in our bed. Lack of energy or fatigue can occur for different reasons, from insufficient sleep, anxiety, tension, loss of strength or muscle tone, infections, emotional instability, worry, sadness or physiological aging itself. In addition, at certain times of the year, this extreme tiredness can increase, such as during season change. With this in mind it is important to consider what support and nutrients our body may need which may help to reduce, ease or dissipate and prolonged feelings of tiredness.

What can we do to reduce tiredness and recover our natural vitality?

First of all, recovering energy and vitality naturally is possible, we just have to take into account some changes and habits to enhance our natural energy.

  • Sleep well and for long enough. To enjoy good sleep hygiene we should go to sleep and wake up at more or less the same time every night and stay away from artificial lights and very intense activities before going to bed.
  • Eat healthily, by including in our diet a large number of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. The more colour the better!
  • Move your body by perhaps walking at least 10,000 steps a day. We must not forget that are body is made made for movement, not for sitting in a chair for hours on end.
  • Exercise regularly, at least 3 times a week.
  • Take care of and reinforce your immune system to avoid infections or other types of pathologies that can take away our energy and vitality.

What vitamins are good for fighting fatigue?

One of the main functions of vitamins is to help the body to effectively make use of other important nutrients. On many occasions, when we go through a period of extreme tiredness for no apparent reason, it could be possible that we lack key nutrients from vitamin groups B, D and E. Typically, fatigue is not caused by the deficiency of a single vitamin, but it might link to the deficit or imbalance of a group of vitamins. It’s worth noting that the B vitamins, such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12, are among the most important when it comes to combating tiredness and fatigue. Among there main benefits are the good maintenance of hair, nails and mucous membranes. Vitamin C is also of vital importance to maintain our energy levels. Its best-known property is that of fighting colds and flu, although its benefits have more to do with its antioxidant role than anything else. In times of high stress or fatigue, our cortisol (the stress hormone) can skyrocket which will generate many free radicals in our body. Vitamin C will help fight these free radicals thanks to its high antioxidant capacity. Vitamin D is also very important for keeping our immune system in good condition, as well as the functioning of the nervous system. Nowadays it is very common to experience vitamin D deficiency since we spend many hours inside in closed spaces. It is important to increase the intake of foods rich in this vitamin such as oily fish, liver, egg yolk or mushrooms. Finally, vitamin E is involved in many important functions such as protecting body tissues from possible damage caused by free radicals. It is also very important to keep our immune system strong and in good condition.

When to take a multivitamin supplement?

On some occasions, the vitamins that we get through the diet might not be enough and we may need to take a multivitamin. This can provide a range of key nutrients may be just what we need to help our body rebalance.

Finally, remember that the intake of any supplement must always be supervised by a health professional who will guide us to know which is the best option for us.

If you’d like support around fatigue and other signs and symptoms you are presenting with please do not hesitate to contact The Food Teacher™ Clinic for a free telephone consultation. You can also book a personalised Nutritional Therapy Consultations

You may also be interested in multi vitamins and might consider one of our bespoke Health Nutrition Boxes.

At the clinic we have an Infants Health Nutrition Box, Child Nutrition Box, Teen Boy Nutrition Box, Teen Girl Nutrition Box, Women’s Health Nutrition Box, Men’s Health Nutrition Box or can recommend suitable products from Vitae, which can also be ordered through The Food Teacher™ Clinic.

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