Unfortunately now that fall time is here, you may already be feeling the results of the shorter days and gloomier weather. If you’re tempted to stay in doors as opposed to exercising and socializing, you may be feeling a decrease in your energy level. After all, it is hard to have a significant amount of energy when it’s cold outside and the days are shorter. However, instead of feeling discouraged that your long summer days have come to an end, think of ways to embrace the fall and winter time and keep your energy up. Once you get into the routine of not allowing the season to dictate your mood, you’ll feel better and more willing to push yourself to get out there and participate in activities instead of sitting at home and sulking.
Take CoQ10 and other Vitamins – Did you know that taking vitamins are a natural way to increase your energy during the cold months? Try taking a vitamin called CoQ10, which is known to increase your energy. Believe it or not, but about 95% of your cellular energy comes from structures in your cells that are called mitochondria. Mitochondria consist of Coenzyme Q10 and together both of these elements work together and transform sugar and fat into energy. By improving your mitochondrial function with CoQ10, you’re improving your health and your energy simultaneously.
Start Planning Your Resolutions – No, it’s not the end of the year yet, but you can start planning new resolutions for 2013 or better yet, act on the resolutions you set for 2012! If your resolutions included losing weight or becoming healthier overall, there’s no time like the present to head to the gym or start going on long walks if the weather allows it. Walking and taking in some vitamin D from the sunlight will help improve your energy level and your mood as well.
Plan an Activity to Look Forward to – If you haven’t gone on vacation for a long time then perhaps it’s time to make plans. Whether it’s doing something fun and exciting with your spouse or going on a quick girl’s weekend, sometimes planning something new is exactly what you need to feel more energetic. Making arrangements for the hotel accommodations and planning out where you’ll be eating and shopping will be a blast and it will make you anticipate the trip. By planning small activities to look forward to you’ll increase your energy and by that time you won’t even remember that fall and winter time are sticking around for the next several months.
Sierra is a freelance writer and owner of Paige One. She loves planning trips to look forward to and takes care of her health by taking vitamins during the cold months.
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