We know it’s easy to get stuck in the winter doldrums. We’re here to help with simple, honest ways to keep you and your workout energized until the first daffodils of spring.
- March! If the last time you were physically active was in high school gym class, this one’s for you. As little as 10 minutes of exercise can help lift your mood and improve energy. Put on some music and march or dance around the house.
- Take it outside. A blast of cold air can be invigorating. Layer up – start with a moisture-wicking material next to your skin; if you’re out after dark, outer layers should be reflective – run around the block. Bonus: Working out in the cold burns extra calories!
- Dim the lights. Breathe. Meditation or prayer can improve immunity, spike energy and lower stress. Studies have shown meditation actually remodels gray matter in areas of the brain responsible for learning, memory and compassion. Start with as little as 10 to 15 minutes a day; check out the Sattva app for beginner tips (free on iTunes).