How to deal with the post-festive season slump?

A how to list from our Integrative Dermatology Specialists at Psoriasis Eczema Clinic.

This time of year, many people may feel overwhelmed and exhausted following the build up to Christmas and New Year festivities. Facing the prospect of returning to very busy, high demand lives can be unnerving.   If you are feeling unwell, fatigued and having trouble getting back into the swing of things you’re not alone!

Here are some tips to regain your energy and feel ready to tackle the year ahead:

  1. Take a break from alcohol – Holiday time can mean more consumption of alcohol, which sometimes can become a regular part of dinnertime. Alcohol consumption can lead to excess weight gain, headaches, and difficulty in sleeping, so try and limit this to weekends or eliminate altogether.
  2. Invest in some vitamins to support adrenal glands– Vitamins C, and B complex, as well as Magnesium. These supplements will support the nervous system as well as helping adrenal glands in meeting more physical and mental demands.
  3. Get back into exercise – you may not feel like you have the energy, but start small and build up to at least 30 mins exercise 3-4 times a week, even if this is just an evening walk. The key is raising your heart rate and getting more aerobically fit, you will soon see that your energy improves.
  4. Eat well – This requires planning so make sure that you have an organised approach to the weekly shop so that you have enough to cover healthy lunches and snacks while at work / home. If you are a busy person buy snacks that you can eat on the go such as nuts, seeds, fruit, dark chocolate. Try making your own trail mix with your favorite raw nuts and seeds with a small amount of dried fruit of your choice. Make dinners easy with grilled fish or meat and salad, or veggies.

Would you like to know more about how to manage your Chronic Skin Condition? Our team of Integrative Dermatologists would enjoy showing you how!

The Psoriasis Eczema Team.

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