Hacking Seasonal Depression: How to Stay Positive and Motivated This Winter
There is so much to look forward to about wintertime – cosy nights by the fire, hot cocoa, winter fashion, and Christmas markets. Unfortunately, the short days and gloomy weather mean many people feel tired, unmotivated, uninspired, and depressed.
If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as the winter blues.
6 Ways to Hack Your Immune System This Winter
As the temperature drops, the days shorten, and the inevitable gloom of winter approaches, you may be dreading the cold and flu season. Plus, for the second winter in a row, your immune system has another threat to contend with – COVID-19.
Keep reading as we explore 6 biohacks to help your immune system defeat winter germs. Let's dive in!
Biohack Your Summer Allergies
Many people depend on over-the-counter antihistamine medication and nasal sprays to treat summer allergies. But these come with side effects and can create dependence. Plus, they don't get to the root of the problem, which is an overactive immune system!
Instead, try these natural biohacks.
Why We Should All Take A Little R'n'RAt Pure Health we’re always on the go, plus we love sports whether it’s running, weight lifting or simply hiking around the city - so the concept of ‘rest’ isn’t something which often enters our minds. Lately we’ve been actively trying to rest more to stay healthy, sleep better and give our brains a break - and we’ve been pleasantly surprised at the results.
5 Reasons to Take a WalkCan you really walk your way to a healthier life? Well the scientists certainly think so with endless studies proving the many benefits of a brisk stroll around the park. Exercise doesn't need to be all lifting weights and running marathons, a simple daily walk really can help you live a healthier life and here we take a look at just 5 reasons why.
Guest Blog: On A Natural High
How to make the most of nature when you only have one hour per day.
More than just a natural high, getting out in nature; be it a walk in the park, a dip in the sea, wild lake swimming or a run in the wood, can help creativity, the quality of your sleep, gives you a vitamin D boost, reduces anxiety, stress, and can improve your relationships.
How To Get Your Daily Vitamin D
The easiest way to get your daily dose of vitamin D (often referred to as the 'sunshine vitamin') is to head outside into the sun, which we're seeing an unusually pleasant amount of here in the UK right now, but under the current lockdown regime this may be limited. The restrictions only allow us to leave home once a day for exercise, so if you don't have a garden then thats your lot!
However, there is another way to get your daily dose - through your food.
The Pursuit of Happiness
The nights are drawing in, the days are getting colder and the Christmas ads started far too early. Its easy to see why some people find winter a little less jolly than the summer months.
Good news! There are some super simple ways to increase happiness - even the scientists say so! Here are just a few for you to try the next time you’re feeling less than 100%.
Love Coffee: The 5 Top Benefits of CaffeineWe LOVE Coffee and couldn’t start the day without a delicious cup! We love it so much that we’ve even invested in a travel coffee maker to ensure that we’re never without access to a great tasting cup, even when we’re on the move. (We use the nanopresso if you’re interested - it’s brilliant).