Winter Energizing Essentials

Shorter days and cold weather can make even the most energetic of us feel tired and uninspired.  Avoid feeling fatigued by trying some of these energizing ideas:

Exercise for Energy – Boost your energy and keep it revved for hours through the simplest exercise of all - a 10 to 20 minute brisk walk.

Happiness is Hydration – Ward off dry winter skin by remembering to hydrate all day long. Add some excitement to your water with natural fruit infusions or go for a natural electrolyte replacer like coconut water.

Tea Up! – Warm up with peppermint to lift your mood, or make a virus-fighting tea from fresh ginger root, lemon slices, and honey to stave off the first signs of a cold (tip: steep ingredients overnight for maximum cold-fighting effectiveness).

Laugh. A Lot. – Thank you science for backing up what seems intuitive. Current research shows laughter can actually increase immunity and energize your mood .1,2,3

Rock an Inspiring Playlist – Beat boredom and get motivated to move with your favourite tunes. Hitting the gym? Solid beats can help you pace yourself for longer workouts too.


1Sakai Y, Takayanagi K, Ohno M, Inose R, Fujiwara H. A trial of improvement of immunity in cancer patients by laughter therapy. Jpn Hosp. 2013 Jul;(32):53-9.

2Takayanagi K, Shimura T, Iwabuchi K, Fujiwara H, Ohnishi J, Ishii K, Murakami K. Laughter education for implementation of the smile-sun method to promote natural healing in public and healthcare facilities. Jpn Hosp. 2012 Jul;(31):57-61

3Dolgoff-Kaspar R, Baldwin A, Johnson MS, Edling N, Sethi GK. Effect of laughter yoga on mood and heart rate variability in patients awaiting organ transplantation: a pilot study. Altern Ther Health Med. 2012 Sep-Oct;18(5):61-6.

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