Seasonal Wellness Tips for Winter Blues

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For many of us, the shift into winter's darker days and colder nights can bring about fatigue, low energy, and general discomfort. Our body's circadian rhythm and hormones are disrupted, impacting our sleep, mood, and well-being. 

Between inviting more movement, mindfulness, and nutrition, here are some of our favorite ways to return to balance, naturally:

  1. It's important for us to follow the flow of nature and slow down during the winter months.  Whatever your “winter hibernation” might look like (hello, sweatpants, tea, and hot baths!) it’s essential that we take this time to rest, recover, and replenish our body, mind, and spirit.
  2. If you're able to, get outside and soak in some light. Even if it's raining/snowing or overcast, the sun's rays can penetrate through clouds, rain, and fog and be a source of light therapy to support your mood. Bundle up when you go outside, cover your neck with a scarf or high-neck sweater, keep those lips moisturized, and apply sunscreen (yes, even if the sun ain't out!) 
  3. Invite movement. You don't need to do any rigorous exercise to get your heart pumping. Simply going for a walk, doing yoga, dancing, chasing your kids or pets, or engaging in whatever movement feels good for you can activate those endorphins and boost energy. If you are trying to get in some extra exercise, we got you covered so you stay feeling and smelling fresh through all that sexy sweat.  
  4. Nourish from the inside out. Do ya'll know how important Omega-3 fatty acids are for heart health, brain health, and gut health? These essential nutrients also support reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Incorporate foods like fatty fish, walnuts, seaweed, seeds (flax, chia, pumpkin, hemp), and soybeans for these essential nutrients, especially during the winter months to balance mood and wellness.