Exactly How To Keep Your Energy Levels Up This Winter
Realising we’re only eight days into winter is a bit like craving peanut butter on toast only to find an empty jar in the cupboard: pretty damn sad. While we all have those days we’d happily take the no-show fee for that 6am yoga class, you can’t really spend three months sleeping in.
Get up and go, go, go
It may be cold outside, but a brisk walk or jog in the park, or along the beach, will do wonders for your health – mentally and emotionally – during winter. Just 30 minutes of heart-pumping exercise can help ward off the winter blues, burn kilojoules and boost your immune system. Make a date with a friend to ensure you’ll commit to a regular outdoor workout. Or put a snap of Natasha Oakley on the fridge, whatever works.
Say yes to supplements
Australians tend to catch two to four colds every year, which can leave us feeling exhausted, with little or no energy to exercise, eat well, or socialise.
“This is due to a lack of key antioxidants in our body, which are vital for boosting our immune system, fighting off infection and inflammation and boosting energy levels,” says Eddey. “It’s not always possible to obtain the necessary amount of antioxidants from our diet, so it can be a good idea to take a supplement. Ubiquinol, the active form of CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant which is found naturally in the body, but can be depleted during illness.