28 Jan Refuse to have Winter Blues
Posted at 23:41h
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We have all heard about the dreaded Winter blues but odds are that it might be even more dreadful when paired with cabin fever due to many places being closed and social gatherings being limited. However, what if your beautiful home here at HighPoint Apartments could become your very own retreat filled with all the wonderful comforts to help lift your spirits. We think we might have just the perfect tips to help make this a reality!
Enjoy healthy comfort foods
When you think of comfort foods, “healthy” might not be the first word that comes to mind but there are ways to make enjoyable meals that will not only bring happiness to your soul but also your body’s immune system. Create a mood-boosting meal by adding ingredients such as squash, sweet potatoes, or turmeric which are packed full of vitamins, fiber and can assist with immune-inflammatory or stress pathways.
Get your daily dose of Vitamin D
With cold weather keeping us indoors, it’s important to get enough vitamin D from other sources. Vitamin D is crucial towards helping your body fight illnesses including depression! You can choose to take a vitamin D supplement or enjoy foods rich in vitamin D such as salmon, yogurt, eggs, etc.
Start a new project whether it’s redecorating, de-cluttering, reorganizing, or working on a DIY project. All of these things can help you feel a sense of accomplishment!
Exercise is good for the soul
Getting exercise is a very effective way to help fight the winter blues by allowing our muscles to move and encouraging blood flow as well as deep breathing, which triggers our body’s natural relaxation response.
At-home spa day!
As with many things balance is key and as important as it is to exercise for our physical and mental well-being, it’s just as important to take the time to pamper ourselves. Pick your favorite movie to watch; a book to read, or music to listen to, and get comfortable under a nice soft and warm blanket. Don’t underestimate the power of a facial mask or nice warm shower to help comfort the soul.
Remember that here at HighPoint Apartments you have access to incredible amenities such as the Creative Arts Center as well as the Community/Fitness Center designed to fit all of your needs year-round.