Winter’s almost gone and we should get ready for spring. Take out your summer clothes, get a haircut and prepare for the dreaded spring fever. Spring fever happens from mid-March to mid-April and its symptoms range from dizziness, irritability, headaches, aching joints, lack of appetite to insomnia. Although the causes for spring fever haven’t been resolved, some believe that the main reason why it happens is hormonal imbalance. In short, the production of serotonin, which is the happiness hormone, relies very much on natural light. So, in the winter time, our bodies produce less of it and when spring comes, there is a jolt in production that our bodies don’t handle too well. Spring also brings fluctuating temperatures which cause rapid changes in blood pressure and a different type of food of that we used to eat in the winter and all this may contribute to spring fever.
No matter what the causes are, we have 10 ways to beat spring fever that will guarantee you get through this spring feeling great and looking amazing.
10. Try Some Relaxation Techniques
Relaxation techniques will calm your body and mind and help you deal with the external disturbances. The more balanced and relaxed you are, the better you will deal with spring fever. Our advice is to dedicate at least 15 minutes a day to meditation and also try some Yoga; it will really center you and give you the strength you need during these times.
9. Eat Smart
In order to avoid feeling weak you should consume foods that are high in vitamins and minerals, this includes green leafy vegetables and raw nuts and seeds. Don’t overcook your food, in order to keep all the nutrients intact and have at least one raw meal per day. If you do this, the spring fever will be much gentler on you.
8. Drink Plenty of Liquids
We know this is probably the most common health advice, but there’s a good reason for it. If you stay hydrated, then your chances of getting spring fever decrease, that’s a fact. Also, you should drink lots of herbal teas, such as chamomile, linden and Echinacea (which does wonders for the immune system).
7. Avoid Allergens
If you know you’re prone to hay fever, then you should avoid places where you could develop it. All the buds, leaves and flowers will surely affect you and worsen the spring fever. You don’t think you can successfully avoid the allergens? Then you can try an antiallergenic drug, such as Loratadine and it will sooth your nose and eyes.
6. Enjoy Spring Fever
Maybe for some people the best way to beat spring fever is to enjoy it. In some cases spring fever brings with it an increase in energy, vitality and even sexual appetite. They don’t say that spring is the season of love for nothing. So, if your spring fever manifests itself like this, consider yourself lucky and enjoy it while it lasts!
5. Get a Distraction
A distraction will work well if your spring fever isn’t too severe. You can volunteer at a pet center, catch up on your work or take a vacation to a place you’ve never been before. Time flies when you’re having fun, right?
4. Have Lots of Sex
What kind of advice is that? you may ask yourselves. Well, it’s good advice and if you take it, spring fever will be a thing of the past. Having sex releases endorphins and will practically make you a more happy and positive person, which is exactly what you need when you’re feeling down and lacking energy. If you’re lucky to have a partner, then talk to them and try it out, there’s no harm in it! And if it doesn’t work for the spring fever… hell, you have lots of sex!
3. Take Probiotics
We’ve all seen them, pills and yogurts that contain probiotics, but what are they? Well, probiotics have beneficial bacteria that will help your intestinal tract deal with infections and harmful bacteria. It basically boosts your immune system, thus making you less susceptible to fall prey to allergens and common colds. If you to go with pills, then we suggest you talk to your doctor before selecting a brand.
2. Take a Vitamin Supplement
This is probably one the best things you can do for yourself if you suffer from spring fever. Our advice is to go for a multivitamin supplement to make sure you’ve got all the major vitamins covered. Don’t overdo it, though. Take them for ten days and then have a one month break or simply follow the instructions.
1. Stay Out in the Sun
As we mentioned in the beginning of this article, the main reason for spring fever is thought to be the increase of light which causes the production of serotonin. The more you get of it, the faster your body will accommodate. Also, we get our vitamin D from the sun, and vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is great for bones and also muscles.
Did you enjoy our ideas to beat spring fever? How intense is your spring ever? Or do you even experience it at all? Drop us a line in the comment section below and let us know your thoughts on this matter.