Isn’t it funny to think that we’re almost three quarters of the way through the year? Back in January we couldn’t believe how long the month felt and how we couldn’t wait for payday. Little did we know what was about to hit us and how we’d spend the next few months alone or with very few other people, confined to our homes and the two kilometres around them. But now, as we start to emerge from our Corona cocoons it’s time to relearn how to be out and about and how to be in groups again, with a routine similar to the one we had pre-March 2020.
Unless you are a key worker, your life for the last few months may have meant working from home. Showers at 7am were no longer necessary. Many of us were checking emails in bed before having a late breakfast and only getting properly dressed from the waist up if we had to make a video call. Everything was done very slowly and often on the couch.
For many people, especially if you are a key worker, the last six months have been stressful, long and exhausting.
Now that we’re beginning to reacquaint ourselves with our old lives and routines it’s time to start building our energy reserves back up.
> Exercise is one of the key steps to increasing our energy levels. While we’ve been taking things more slowly than usual and minding ourselves at home many of us are out of practice. Now is a great time to try and rebuild our fitness levels. Take yourself for a power walk (more than a stroll, less than a run), dust off that bike that’s lying around or download and app like Couch 2 5K. Do something regularly and it will become a routine. Did you know that 21 days of repetitive behaviour becomes a habit?
> Good food goes hand in hand with fitness when it comes to our energy. We’ve all become experts at doing the big shop and planning weekly menus. Make sure you’re filling half of your plate with veg, a quarter with good carbs and a quarter with protein. Try and eat some oily fish a couple of times a week (or a substitution if you’re veggie or vegan) and be mindful of portion sizes. Sit at the table to eat and if you are living with family or friends see if they’ll have their meals with you. It’s a great way to connect and to get off the couch. If you’re finding it tough to get a good amount of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids into your diet, add in a supplement like Cleanmarine For Women into your daily routine. Each Cleanmarine For Women capsule is packed with Omega-3 with Phospholipids, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and D3, as well as Rosemary Extract and Soy Isoflavones. With Vitamin B6 helping to regulate hormonal activity, supporting energy production and reducing tiredness and fatigue and Vitamin B2 to help maintain normal skin.
> Good sleep plays a huge role in supporting energy. Try to not look at a screen for an hour before bedtime. Invest in an alarm clock so you’re not tempted to pick up your phone whenever you want to know the time and treat yourself to clean sheets and pjs once a week. Eight hours is the optimal amount of sleep we all should be getting so make sure you stop your Netflix binge at a reasonable hour!