January is renowned for a general downturn in mood as people return to school, work and studies after a long, fun-filled holiday. But there’s no reason why this time needs to be smothered in sadness. Rather than wallowing, take control of your life and realise your New Year’s resolutions by dealing with the back-to-work blues head on. Here are some easy, natural remedies to beat the blues.
1. Regular exercise
This is the most inexpensive, quickest way to get your mind right. Regular exercise – 30 to 45 minutes four to six times a week – will get your body in shape and improve your mental health. This is because exercise has the ability to regulate serotonin and norepinephrine in the body, the same way anti-depressants would. Try to take up something you enjoy as you are much more likely to continue with it if it’s pleasurable. Even if it’s just a walk around the block or around the house.
The natural calming properties of magnesium will work to relax body and mind and elevate your mood. Most people have insufficient magnesium in their diets so – to remedy this – either take it in supplement form, or eat foods such as spinach, soy beans, sesame and pumpkin seeds or quinoa.
3. Omega 3
This essential fatty acid is found in fish – salmon, trout, herring, sardines, anchovies, or mackerel – as well as flaxseed and walnuts. Take it in supplement form if you’re not eating these foods as it will increase your mental health and is vital for normal brain function.
4. Get outdoors
The power of natural sunlight – in safe doses – cannot be overstated when it comes to good mental health. The improved Vitamin D levels will lower the risk of mood disorders while enhancing bone health and immunity. In addition to natural remedy of sunlight, engaging in nature is particularly beneficial to the individual as evidenced by the Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ – walking in forests will re-energise and refresh you while improving your mood.
5. Cut out sugar
Increased intake of sugar will enhance your risk of insulin resistance and possibly lead to diabetes. Studies show that there is a positive connection between elevated levels of insulin resistance and symptoms of depression. Make sure you analyse exactly what is going into your foods – don’t trust the label.
6. Folic Acid
Found in leafy vegetables, certain fruits, beans and fortified grains, folic acid is known to improve mood levels. Poor diet and overuse of medication such as aspirin, can lead to a folic acid deficiency so either up your healthy food intake or opt for a supplement.
7. Increase B12 intake
If you tend to overindulge in alcohol from time to time, then you might be suffering from a B12 deficiency as alcohol is known to lower the levels substantially. Foods that contain B12 include fish, meat, poultry, eggs and prawns.
This formula assists where there are feelings of melancholy, gloom, despondency and hopeless despair – for those who feel as though there is a cloud across their sun. The natural vibrational medicine, promotes a sense of emotional calm, enthusiasm and general emotional wellbeing as well as heightens the sense of joy and interest in life.
Don’t let the back-to-work blues get you down, own this year by making sure your body is getting the right amount of nutrients and you are getting sufficient exercise. Natural remedies are quick and effective way to tackle lowering mood levels and take control of your health and happiness.
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