What is Spring Fatigue ?

 02 Mar 2022

Spring Fatigue or Spring Lethargy ? How can it affect us ? ‘A state of fatigue, lowered energy, or depression associated with the onset of spring. ‘reverse" seasonal affective disorder’. (SAD). As humans simply we are making a body adjustment to longer daylight hours'.

What happens to the body ?

  • Blood pressure drops
  • Body temperature rises
  • Hormone / metabolism adjust to more natural light



The key things to address if you are expeienceing low mood, tiredness, dull skin, lack of energy and general fatigue. 


  1. KEEP MOVING / START MOVING !!  AS we adjust to Daylight Saving Time one of the key ways is to exercise and especially outdoors, push through in the afternoon, the more you move the more energy you produce.
  • Exercise in the outdoors and in natural light , morning is best to boost mood and carry good feelings through the day
  • Slumps / fatigue can hit in the afternoon so try work though it to set you up for a better sleep that night


  1. SLEEP!! Keep to a consistent schedule. Pick a bedtime and rising time and stick to it. This enables your body to move from producing Melatonin (dark season) to producing more Serotonin (feel good hormone with more natural light)


  1. NUTRITION (Are you eating the same thing each day , is there enough of the good stuff in your daily intake? )


  • Variety is the key, move from warm meals to include more fresh fruit and vegetables to up your vitamin and mineral intake that may be depleted
  • ‘Cartenoids’ – antioxidants to help repair and renew inner cell activity especially if you have been ill.  Found in fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Choose more fish and some meatless meals to rest your digestive system and to save energy
  • Processed foods, jars, packets , ready meals , sugar , alcohol, caffeine all need to be addressed and reduced to eliminated where possible to boost energy



TAKE one daily for four weeks to see a notably improvement



Take a lifestyle check-up – this can be causing your body to enter into a state of low grade inflammation which can be the foundation of more chronic illness if left unchecked.

Symptoms of body stress:

  • Fatigue.
  • Muscle aches and joint pain.
  • Digestive problems, and other gastrointestinal issues.
  • Weight gain.
  • Headaches.
  • Skin rashes.

Anti Inflammatory foods to introduce:

  • Berries
  • Fatty fish
  • Broccoli
  • Avocado
  • Green tea
  • Peppers
  • Turmeric
  • Mushrooms
  • Extra virgin olive oil  (EVOO mechanically pressed , no heat used in processing)
  • Cacao
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherries


  1. Skincare:
  • Exfoliate / Brighten the skin! AHAs are amazing to remove dull winter skin
  • Move to lighter creams and serums with a gel base
  • Move away from oily / greasy serums

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