Hey guys! Hope this message finds everyone doing well and staying warm over these past few months. Today was 60º and sunny, which I will totally take for February. Here is the latest message I sent to our teachers for this year’s Wellness initiative. I wanted to share here too because everyone needs a little checking in, right? 😉
How is everyone doing in the wellness department? Just wanted to remind everyone of the importance of taking care of ourselves, especially during the winter months when the days are shorter, the sun may not be shining as brightly and we are all missing our essential Vitamin D. Unless of course you’re a winter warrior that spends all of your free time on the slopes. If you are one of those peeps, good for you!
Did you know how important Vitamin D was to your happiness? I have secretly coined Vitamin D “the happy vitamin.” Most people know it as the “sunshine vitamin.” We naturally produce Vitamin D with exposure to the sun and from various food sources as well. Here in New England, the winter days are shorter and put a damper on our sun exposure. We typically make less Vitamin D in our bodies during these months. Now if you’re a Californian, that’s a totally different story. 😉 There are countless reasons why Vitamin D is essential to your wellbeing, but did you know that if nutrients in your body are out of balance, you may not be able to absorb the vitamin D that you are getting. This can cause a whole host of imbalances in your body. One that I notice the most is usually mood (so happy in summer ~ definitely different in the winter).
I’ve heard from a bunch of people about what kinds of movement they’ve been up to during these chilly months. Hats off to everyone training for something. Zero degree training runs? You are amazing!
Some things we have been up to these winter months:
- skiing, snowboarding
- marathon training
- indoor cycling
- HIIT training
- walking on treadmill, walking outdoors and nature walks
- family & friend gatherings
- Go Noodle with your class
What have you been up to this winter? Are you finding balance between taking care of yourself and moving your body? I hope so! Comment below and let me know how you are doing on the wellness train.