It’s true that when your mental state is in check, your body takes the lead.
The ‘new year new me’ phase is starting to become a distant memory. We all start off a new year with renewed energy and ambitious goals – to eat more greens, go running, and to smile and wave politely, even when someone cuts you off in traffic (cue: deep breath). Now as we fast approach midyear our mood may have waned. Smoothies have been replaced with shakes and running, even when it’s chilly, has turned into Netflix and chill.
Not eating enough green stuff, and lazing on the couch has a negative impact on mental health. And it’s a vicious circle – the more you Netflix, the more you want to. Breaking the binge is hard, but in the long run, your mental wellbeing will thank you, not to mention your body. It is a temple after all, and you should worship it.
You already know that exercise is good for your body. But did you know it can also boost your mood, improve your sleep, and help you deal with depression, stress and anxiety? Regular exercise has even been proven to have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, and ADHD.
So why are you not on the treadmill? It’s the motivation that you need, and without decent energy levels, motivation is hard to find. VitaminMe’s Energy + Mood might just become your new best friend in boosting your energy levels, and getting your midyear mojo back.
Remember: Exercise is not just about getting your heart rate up and building biceps. Sure, it can improve heart health and trim your waistline, it can even improve your sex life! But that’s not what motivates most people to stay active. So what is it? A sense of wellbeing, more energy, better sleep and just feeling more relaxed in general. It really is its own form of medicine when it comes to overcoming mental health challenges.
1. Strive for at least 150 minutes of exercise per week
Break it down to 40 minutes 4 days a week, 30 minutes 5 days a week, or however, you’d like! Choose what works best for your lifestyle.
2. Cut back on caffeine
You can cut calories when you have your morning cup of coffee (or two) by skipping the sugar. You can also try drinking it without milk, or even just reduce your amount of each.
3. Keep a fitness journal
Tracking keeps you accountable, and studies show that those who keep journals are more successful at weight loss than those who don’t. Write it down!
4. Acknowledge your thoughts
Thoughts are powerful. Encourage yourself with body-positive affirmations, don’t hold yourself back with negative ones – especially as a result of social media. A mindset shift could be what you need to get your health on track.
5. Eat the rainbow
Eat foods that are colourful, and closest to how they come out of the ground as possible. These are whole foods – they are as mother nature intended them to be. There’s no ‘bread tree’ or ‘chip vine’ – which is a good way to remind yourself of what is good for you, and what isn’t.
7. Make sure you drink water
We’ve heard it before, and we’ll keep hearing it. Most adults need about 8 glasses of water daily. So, drink up buttercup!’
The ideal amounts of B12, folic acid and 5-htp make this energy formula essential to beat that daily slump and help you stay energised throughout your workday. To be the best version of yourself at work you have to be able to GIVE the best of yourself.
A recent review;
“Since I had Covid my energy levels dropped, I was tired every day. Since I have been using the Energy + Mood Vitamins, I have been feeling myself again. I have more energy every day at work. I am loving the way I am feeling.” – Marina B