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Sometimes as the days grow shorter and the evenings grow cooler, it can take a little more effort to prise ourselves out of bed in the mornings.

If you’ve hit a bit of an autumn slump and want to boost your mood or energy levels, here are a few things that work for His & Hers…

Get Moving

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If you’re feeling stressed or lethargic or just generally in need of a boost, it’s amazing how swiftly exercise can turn things around. For some people, simply making the commitment to exercise and clearing some space in the living room for your workout is all that’s required. For this particular writer, however, setting a vague goal of working out at home doesn’t tend to be all that effective. Somehow the lure of Netflix, or post-work drinks, or curling up in PJs with a good book all seem to win out over a date with the yoga mat before bed. Therefore, I opted for one-to-one personal training sessions at first to get me into good habits, then started booking yoga classes throughout the week to keep the habit going. Essentially, if it’s in my diary it gets done! So if you don’t want to rely on willpower alone, my advice would be to block off time for exercise in your diary throughout the week and to make appointments (whether that’s with a PT or by booking a class) so you won’t want to back out of exercising when the time comes.

Eat Well

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Sometimes working long hours and trying to keep up with all our commitments can make it hard to plan healthy meals and snacks. However, giving your body all the vitamins and nutrients it needs will make you feel better and eating right is a great way to boost your energy levels (not to mention immune system, because no-one’s got time to catch every cold that’s doing the rounds!)

If you’d love to eat more healthily, but just don’t know where to start, you could use a service like Bidvine, where you enter your requirements and then the most suitable nutritionists in your area are found for you. This is a great way to find the right person at the right price and just like with exercise, sometimes it’s well worth enlisting the experts so you have the knowledge and support to start your health and fitness journey, rather than relying on good intentions and willpower alone to see you through.

Prioritise Sleep

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Although we’ll be heading into party season soon, it’s still worth trying to carve out plenty of time for restorative sleep. Getting seven to eight hours of sleep a night works best for most people and it’s surprising how big a difference a good night’s sleep can make to your mood and general sense of wellbeing.

We’re proud to bring you this post in association with the friendly team at Bidvine. Although it’s a sponsored post, the words and advice featured are all our own.

If you have any more tips for feeling on top form, please share them in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!

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