The days are getting shorter, colder and, above all, darker. Listlessness or ‘autumn fatigue’ is a phenomenon that many people face every year. We say: throw the autumn blues over board and read our 12 tips for fighting autumn fatigue.
If the day starts wet and cold, it can rapidly change your mood for the worse. Many people really struggle with the “autumn blues”. We have 10 tips for you for an energy-filled autumn. Have fun trying them out and increasing your happiness levels!
A favorite exercise among fitness-enthusiasts and celebrities, Pilates is the ultimate workout for toning muscles and achieving a long, lean physique—but there’s more to Pilates. Researchers have shown Pilates may also be the ideal exercise for easing chronic lower back pain.
Getting to the finish line first is usually a good thing — but not when it comes to your life span! If you want to stretch out your years as long as possible, you may want to hit the pool this summer. Amazing research shows swimmers beat both runners and walkers in lowest rates of mortality.
Not a cloud in the sky and perfect summer weather? Then get outside quickly, because UV light plays a key role in producing vitamin D. Yes, dear fruit fans, in this case an apple a day is not exactly what the doctor orders. But that’s not a problem – if you actively use the sun, instead of lying on the couch.
Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, in a field of colorful flowers, or atop a lush green mountain. Chances are you’re feeling more relaxed already. Nature has a way of evoking calmness and easing stress, and research has suggested taking walks in a natural environment may be beneficial to overall well-being.
When it comes to staying slim, cardio exercise tends to get most of the attention. The good news is that you may not need to log endless hours running to keep your waistline from expanding. In fact, research from Harvard University suggests weight lifting could be the most effective way to keep trim around the middle – but don’t discount cardio’s benefits.
We often simply feel better and more energetic during the warm months of the year. The more pleasant temperatures encourage us to exercise outdoors. Here at Dole, we also like to make the most of the summer!
Get a hobby, and make it active! Regular physical activity is essential for managing weight and has been shown to strengthen your brain, mind, bones, and genes. But the health benefits don’t stop there. Making physical activity a regular part of your day could help delay onset of chronic disease and might help prevent heart disease and heart failure.
If our energy reserves are permanently depleted, we constantly feel tired and drained. But, by ensuring we have a balanced lifestyle and by knowing what our body needs, we can outsmart the 10 biggest energy zappers. How can we manage our energy resources?