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January is one of the worst months of the year, am I right? Despite it being my birthday month I still despise it. Pretty much everyone is broke, the weather sucks and the Christmas blues have well and truly set in. January feels like such an isolated month as there isn’t much to look forward to for a while. However, fear not. I am here today with a post of 4 ways to feel better (or at least somewhat) during these times. Let me know in the comments what helps you through January.
I am one of the worst people in existence for getting sick, it always seems to happen to me, at the worst of times of course. I recently decided to invest in a rather large amount of vitamins, including vitamin c and iron. With the help of an expert at Natures Best, I’ve been able to find out what vitamins you do need for your body to function at it’s best.
Natures Best says:
“Vitamin D is often referred to as the sunshine vitamin. This is because we need to expose our skin to sunlight in order for our body to manufacture it. Having a good level of Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and teeth, as we need it to absorb calcium and phosphorus from our foods and also helps to support our immune system. This is particularly important as we age. We do get around 10% of our Vitamin D from food and sources include eggs, butter, milk, cheese, meat and fish.” For someone like myself who is a huge fan of staying indoors and I don’t have the best diet, this is something I really need to take this into consideration.
Natures Best recommend Vitamin C also-
“We all know that vitamin C is important for our immune system function but did you know it’s also needed for collagen formation and to support healthy bones. When we think of getting our vitamin C from the food we often think of the citrus fruits. It’s important to note that it is also found in vegetables such as red and green peppers, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, tomatoes, asparagus and dark leafy greens. Cooking does destroy some of the vitamin C content, so a great way to increase our intake is through smoothies that are easy to swallow and absorb. Making a smoothie a day for either breakfast or a snack is a nice easy way to increase our nutrient intake. Vitamin C can also be purchased in supplement form, and the powdered version could be added to smoothies for an extra antioxidant boost.”
Don’t be too hard on yourself:
This is a huge one in my book, the new year always equals a new me for most people. Whether that is a new diet, losing weight, or even just working out more. It’s great to have goals, something to work towards but there is nothing worse than getting set on these goals and then if these don’t go to plan, it often leaves us feeling bummed out and worse than where we started. This year I decided to take a new approach to the new year new me situation. I gave myself a smaller list of goals that I wanted to achieve with no time frame on them, less pressure always makes it easier to achieve in my opinion. Whatever you want to achieve this year, I’m sure you’ve got this.