When the spring is getting closer, you feel eternal tiredness, you have problems concentrating, you still want to sleep. You do not care about anything, but the heart is knocking, the head hurts, breaks in my bones ... However, you can fight effectively with the effects of the spring solstice. Springtime fatigue will be helped by diet, infusions, stress relief and light therapy.
Every fifth person has similar ailments then. Doctors call them the spring fatigue syndrome . This is a long-lasting reduction in fitness combined with physical exhaustion, loss of initiative, excessive excitability and marked mood variability. Only a specialist can assess whether you can deal with it yourself. It happens that this feeling is a disease that Americans describe as "eternal fatigue syndrome." It is thought that it is caused by Epstein-Barr virus, which is difficult to detect, but most often it is a simple spring fatigue . To feel relief, it is enough to strengthen the body and change winter habits.
Diet rules for spring fatigue
Poor physical and mental condition should be a winter diet, low in vitamins and microelements. Their deficiency is manifested by apathy, memory deterioration, anemia, dry skin, the formation of ugly retching, brittle nails and hair loss. Therefore, the spring should be eaten more often, from 3 to 5 meals a day. Not too heavy so as not to burden your stomach.
Do not forget about breakfast before leaving the house, and later about the second, small every bit (it can be fruit or fruit yogurt). The daily menu should include: fish or lean meats, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, wholegrain bread and cereal. During the day you can bite dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin, but avoid sweets (except for dark chocolate).
In a diet that reduces the effects of spring fatigue, natural vitamins and minerals are very important. To fill their gaps after winter, set up home grown sprouts . Those from radish, alfalfa, cress and wheat seeds are the richest source of B vitamins, they also provide vitamins A, C, E and minerals: zinc, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. They have very few calories. Pumpkin and sunflower seeds, nuts and bitter chocolate contain magnesium, which effectively helps fight stress. Zinc contained in cereal sprouts and sunflower seeds improves the condition of hair and nails. Chrome present in yeast (and yeast tablets) restores the proper functioning of the immune system and lowers the blood sugar level, thanks to which the appetite for sweets decreases.
Herbal infusions for spring fatigue
Tired winter in the heart well done herbal and fruit teas, which include dried fruits chokeberry, hawthorn, rowan, as well as leaves of lemon balm, mint and hawthorn inflorescences. Rose berry tea is equally perfect, because it contains potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium and glycosides, which have a calming effect and improve the oxygenation of the heart muscle. The brew can be sweetened with a teaspoon of real honey.
At the beginning of spring, you may need more sleep
You need it at least eight hours a day. Therefore, go to sleep when you feel tired.
And remember: do not read in bed! If sleep does not come quickly, listen to quiet, relaxing music. A good sex or a warm bath with the addition of a delicate essential oil also works reliably as a sleeping pill. You can go for a short, oxygenating walk, which will certainly help you fall asleep. However, watching drastic television programs, quarreling with family and worrying about unfinished business are strictly forbidden.
The effect of the crisis may be a greater feeling of stress
After all, try to live a calmer life. Constant rush is not healthy, it causes stress. When we live in a long-lasting tension, the psychic fails first (we have unsteady moods, fears, depressions), then the body (exhaustion, digestive system disorders, circulation) and finally we start to get sick. There are many ways to relieve stress.
First of all, learn to say a decisive "no", both at work and at home.Everyxiousness does not pay.Those of stress is won by people with a cheerful disposition, because in their blood is much higher level, acting like hormones, endorphins strengthening the immune system and counteracting Depression, sincere, hearty laughter is great for oxygen, because it stimulates the diaphragm and lungs to work. It is a better remedy for improving well-being than various anti-depressants "pills of happiness". They bring immediate relief, but with prolonged use they can become addictive, disrupt the heart, increase or decrease the pressure. Therefore, all tranquilizers should only be used in consultation with a doctor.
Specialists warn of "black Monday" syndrome What is it? Begins at the end of the week, when the apathy and tiredness, dissatisfaction with yourself and your appearance are intensified, you feel guilty about unfinished business. That's why when the days are free, instead of rest, throw yourself into the whirlwind of robots or house cleaning, without even taking a break, for the weaker ending with a heart attack or stroke, which gets them on Monday between 8 and 10.
Therefore, when you feel prolonged fatigue, do not try to make up the accumulated backlog at all costs. You'd better relax, read a book, meet friends, go to the cinema or theater, but it's best to make a long, quick walk.
Fatigue is caused by a lack of light
Worse mood, which comes to us in the cold season, results from the lack of natural light. That is why spring is worth using on any sunny day. By penetrating the brain, the sun stimulates the work of the pituitary gland - the serotonin-producing hormone called the happiness hormone. From there, light stimuli are sent to the nervous system, which stimulates or inhibits metabolism, secretion of hormones and improves the functioning of the circulatory system.
Natural light can be replaced with an artificial (eg in a tanning bed), but it does not give you so much benefit. In modern medical and cosmetic offices, the effects of spring fatigue are soothed. polarized light (all its waves move in parallel planes, and the lamp does not produce UV rays). The treatment regenerates and strengthens the immune system.
Seasonal depression can also be relieved by exposure to a fluorescent lamp emitting light similar to daylight. Two hours of staying in its rays (you can read, sew or doze) significantly improves your mood and well-being. Such lamps can be purchased in stores with household appliances.