Now that the cold weather is here, you feel like you just want to snuggle up in your nice warm bed and hibernate every day, all day. Am I right?
You know that it is more than just laziness. You actually feel tired and overworked; even though your routine has not changed at all.
It can become a real problem when it starts affecting your productivity at work, around the house, or when you start to cancel social plans because you would rather stay in bed and sleep.
But why does this happen?
1. The main cause is a lack of sunlight.
The reason you feel more tired during winter is because the sun is not around for such a big part of the day. This causes the brain to produce more melatonin, which is the sleep hormone.
2. The good news is – it is not a new illness.
It is not something that has just started happening lately. It can be seen in writings of Hippocrates, who was deemed the father of modern medicine. He tells that people were ill and tired due to the short days and weather. These writings date back as far as 400 BC.
3. The better news is – it can be overcome.
You don’t have to simply accept your fate and live with feeling tired the whole time. There are different types of therapies that can be used to stimulate you and your brain in order to prevent it producing more melatonin.
One of the most commonly used methods for dealing with menopausal fatigue during winter is light therapy. This is when you use a lamp or box that simulates daylight, which works with the body’s natural sunlight-related systems in order to make the brain feel like it is getting more sunlight than it actually is.
Being in this light or even just looking at it for a certain amount of time helps you to get enough stimulation until the sun is actually out for a bigger part of the day again.
There are also other forms of therapy that can help with this fatigue. These include talk therapy and even certain forms of medication.
4. It is a bigger problem among women than men.
While men may also experience fatigue, it is generally less severe and the cases are not as common as in women.
The reason for this seems to be linked back to the hormones. This is why it is so common among women who are going through menopause.
The imbalances and changes in their hormone levels (Especially the decline in estrogen) can add to the fatigue. They may feel tired more often, and it may be much more severe. It can even fall into the category of exhaustion.
It is important to remember that everybody is not affected by winter fatigue in the same way. Some people may find it easy to overcome, while others may struggle.
The best way to deal with fatigue is to take it step by step and day by day. Here is a daily routine that can help keep your energy levels up and fight fatigue…
9 Step Daily Routine to Avoid Low Energy and Fatigue:
Use the simple 9 Step routine to break your day up into manageable parts. This can help you get through the day feeling less tired and more energised…
Along with this routine, take the Manna Menopause Supplement as directed to counteract hot flashes and night sweats.
Also, include a Vitamin E Supplement to your daily routine to boost energy and to assist the Manna supplement in counteracting menopausal symptoms.
1. Early Morning – Wake up
Get into a routine of waking up at the same time every morning. It helps you maintain a more consistent sleeping cycle, which minimises the chance of feeling like you did not get enough sleep.
2. Later in the Morning – Eat Breakfast
Work out your routine so that you get time for a healthy breakfast every morning. After all, it is the most important meal of the day.
Make sure you eat a balanced breakfast that includes glucose and protein. This gives the body the needed energy to get going, while also keeping you full for longer.
Fruits are a great source of natural glucose and fructose, which are the sugars your body needs. They are also full of fibre and healthy vitamins that are great for keeping your energy levels up.
If you do not have time to prepare breakfast every morning, use the Manna Low GI Shake which is a healthy meal replacement that is easy to prepare and packed with nutrients.
3. Mid-morning – Drink Water and Have a Snack
Fatigue is often confused with being dehydrated. Make sure to start drinking water in the morning, and keep on doing so throughout the rest of the day.
Have a healthy snack with your glass of water. Something like a small tub of yoghurt and a hand full of nuts is a good energy booster.
4. Afternoon – Eat Lunch
It is very common to go through a slump after lunch time. Your energy levels just seem to plummet and you feel ready for a nap. This usually happens when you eat an unhealthy lunch full of refined carbohydrates and sugar. This might give you a quick energy boost, but it is followed shortly by an energy crash.
You can avoid this by eating a healthy, balanced lunch. Include fibre and protein into your lunch. This can help minimise the crash after you have eaten.
Go for something simple, but wholesome. A tuna sandwich on whole grain bread is a good option. It is a nice balance of protein, unrefined carbs, and brain-boosting omega 3 fatty acids.
Also, have a glass of water with lunch. It will help you feel fuller and ensures that you stay hydrated.
5. Mid-afternoon – Drink Water and Have a Snack
It is time for another healthy snack and glass of water. Eating small snacks between meals helps prevent becoming too hungry and then consequently overeating at your next meal.
A good afternoon snack is a fruit and some nuts.
6. Later Afternoon / Early Evening – Exercise
You should get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day of the week. During the winter it can be difficult to get up and do your daily exercise before work, so this is the perfect time.
Exercise helps to get the blood flowing through your body. It is also perfect for just clearing your mind after a long day at work, and getting in a relaxed mood so that you can enjoy your evening.
It helps energise and recharge your body, while at the same time physically tiring you out a bit so that you can have a better night’s sleep.
7. Evening – Eat Dinner
Avoid eating a large meal at dinner time. A light meal and a glass of water will help that you do not feel bloated or uncomfortable when it is time for bed.
Make sure to steer clear of stimulating beverages such as caffeine or alcohol. These can have a severe impact on the fatigue.
8. Later in the Evening – Unwind
Stress is one of the most common reasons for sleepless nights. It is important to just relax before heading to bed. Make a rule not to do anything work-related after dinner.
Also stay away from things that over–stimulate your mind like television or games. Rather read a book or just relax and chat to your family.
9. Later at night- Time for Bed
When it is time for bed, once again make sure that you get into a routine of going to bed at the same time every night.
Have a glass of water before bed to make sure your body is hydrated when going to sleep. Also, keep a glass/bottle of water next to your bed for if you wake up.
Beat menopausal fatigue with Manna Menopause Support
A good, natural menopause supplement like the Manna Menopause Supplement can go a long way in helping to deal with menopausal symptoms.
Using it along with the right dietary choices and exercise routine can help you take menopause and turn it into a great lifestyle changing opportunity!
Natural supplements, like the Manna Menopause Support, can be a safe and effective treatment option, because it does not have the threat of cancer risk like hormone replacement therapies.
The Manna Menopause Support was formulated with phyto-estrogens, soy isoflavones, calcium and vitamin D to help curb menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, mood swings and night sweats.
Manna Menopause Support helps to
- Relief hot flushes, leaving you feeling less sweaty
- Balance mood fluctuation
- Increase energy levels, helping you get through the day easier
- Increase Libido
- Reverse vaginal dryness
- Deeper Sleep
- Improve memory and brain function
- Helps to manage stress
- Help increase stamina
- Helps reduce osteoporosis
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