Xpat Opinion: How To Cure Spring Fatigue

  • 20 Mar 2012 8:00 AM
Xpat Opinion: How To Cure Spring Fatigue
"As mild as winters sometime can be, the nice weather almost simultaneously brings fatigue around. This mood characterized by a state of low energy and weariness experienced by many of us is not in the category of a diagnosed illness, and its causes have not yet been fully resolved.


According to some experts, hormone balance may play a role. This theory suggests that the body’s serotonin (aka. the happiness hormone) reserves empty out throughout the winter, because its production heavily depends on daylight. This leads to many of us feeling exhausted. That’s because we actually are.

Vitamin deficiency. The decline in our Vitamin-D reserves can also be attributed to low hours of sunshine. Besides this, the vitamin level of fruits and vegetable available in the winter are not equal to those we consume in the spring and summer, which could also lead to a vitamin deficient state


Since spring fever is not an illness, it is not surprising that there is currently no treatment for feeling fatigued. By introducing some minor changes, the period of exhaustion can be greatly reduce.

Your eating habit is very important: try to achieve a diet, where one-third of your consumption comes from fresh vegetables or fruits.

Do more sports! Any movement will do and it’s especially good to exercise outdoors thus you can help your Vitamin-D reserves fill up.

Consume a lot of water – about 1.5-2 liters per day – and drink herbal tea every day for a few weeks.

Cold showers are very refreshing. Start your day by gradually decreasing the temperature of the water!

Other effective solutions against fatigue include sauna, massage, spending time outdoors, a few drops of refreshing essential oil in your home or taking a scented bath at the end of the day.

If all the above does not make you feel better, be sure to have yourself screened by your physician. Such a test can reveal illnesses with similar symptoms such as thyroid diseases, chronic Vitamin-D deficiency or anemia.

Health Maintenance Examination"

Source: FirstMed Centers

Note: text above is not opinion of XpatLoop.com

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