How to Beat Tiredness This Winter
Winter is officially here and I am always on the look out how to raise my energy levels during dark mornings and feel less tired in the evenings.
I wanted to share with you a couple of suggestions on how to reduce tiredness and lift your spirits.
Drink plenty of liquids
I find it difficult to drink just plain water in winter, as it makes me feel cold, but I am very happy to drink tea. Normally, I choose green tea and keep it in the flask next to me, so it stays warm throughout the day. This way, I keep warm and also keep my fluids intake consistent.
Put some music on and have a dance
My kids love listening to music, so when we are all back from school and nursery, I put either kid’s songs or current hit selection and we all have a sing and a dance in the kitchen. Dancing keeps us active and hormones of happiness help to avoid tantrums and meltdowns.
Do not forget the vitamins
I have recently tried Pharmaton Advance, a multivitamin and mineral capsule which helps reduce tiredness and fatigue, and contributes to cognitive function.
It contains Vitamins B2, B3, B6 and B12, which all contribute towards reduction of tiredness, Vitamins B1, B2 and B3, which contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism and Iron and Zinc, which help to maintain normal cognitive function.
I normally take my vitamins with breakfast and I have noticed a big difference especially in the evenings. Usually, by the time I am picking up kids, I am quite tired and running through my routine in a robot style fashion. I have been taking Pharmaton Advance for a week now and I can feel the difference: I am less tired, more focused and enjoying the time in the evening with my kids. My kids are full of energy never mind the season, but us, mums, need a little boost to keep up with their active games and constant running about. Pharmaton Advance is surely helping me to be more active in the evenings and participate in whatever games my kids come up with.
It is available from Boots and is priced at £9.64 for 30 capsules and £23.58 for 100 capsules.
You know that I am food obsessed and always campaign for good quality food. This winter I want to try and introduce more vegetables into my diet, by cooking more varied dishes, rather than just mashed potatoes or vegetable rice. A book filled entirely with veg recipes will keep me occupied on the cold evenings for sure!