10 vitality boosting tips to shake off winter
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Now that warmer days are approaching, it's the perfect time to give your body its own spring clean. A cold and dark winter can leave us feeling low in energy and overall vitality, but with a little extra effort you can fight fatigue and recover your exuberance. Keep reading for our top tips!
Top up your vitamins: Zespri kiwifruit are one of the most nutritious fruits you can eat
Drink water: Given that our bodies are 70 % water, it’s not surprising that keeping hydrated is one of the first steps to vitality. Aim for 8 glasses a day
Move: Physical activity is essential for keeping your body and mind in shape. Don’t forget – Zespri kiwifruit are the perfect snack to take on-the-go. Pop one in your gym bag or pack a picnic and take a long stroll to find the best spot
Listen to music: A good sing-a-long can revitalise us instantly! Create a playlist of your favourite uplifting songs for when you need a vitality boost
Spend time with friends: Hectic lifestyles can sometimes make it difficult to make (and keep!) plans. Don’t forget that as humans we are social creatures – meeting up with friends can be a fun and easy vitality boost
Get outdoors: It may sound like something your mother would say, but that’s because it’s true! A breath of fresh air really can raise your vitality levels and refresh your mind
Plan a trip: They say that having something to look forward to being one of the best ways to feel positive in the present moment. Plus, new experiences are energising in themselves – so what’s next on your bucket list?
Get some sleep: This one is a no-brainer. We can’t expect to be full of vitality during the day if we are not properly resting our bodies at night. Each individual is different, but in general experts recommend 8 hours of sleep to feel revitalised
Laugh: Vitality is self-reinforcing. The more we feel, the more we get! Laughter realises endorphins, the brains ‘feel-good’ chemicals. Heard any good jokes lately?
There’s actually an eleventh tip we want to add to the list: one of the best ways to boost vitality levels is to share delicious food with family and friends. This recipe for Vietnamese noodle salad with shrimp and kiwifruitis bursting with fresh flavours to energise both you and your taste buds. It’s also a great lunchbox option, so why not double up on portions and store half in the fridge for later? There’s nothing better for our sense of wellbeing and vitality then knowing we’ve got a delicious meal prepared and waiting.