Long dull nights and cold dull days can make us feel a bit down or under the weather.
- Get out for a brisk lunchtime walk, wrap up warm and make the most of crisp, clear days. Keeping active releases endorphins and can lift your mood.
- Check if you need to take a vitamin D supplement, around 20% of adults may have low vitamin D status. The sun is our main source of vitamin D, our bodies can make and store this during the summer months to help see us through the winter. However, if your stores are low you may need a bit of help to top up during the winter months as we cannot get enough from the UK sun.
- Get more sleep, many of us only average 6-7 hours a night and this may not be enough. Make the most of the dark evenings and mornings with early nights or later mornings, especially if you are off over the festive period.