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Winter has arrived blues: 5 ways to challenge seasonal depression at workplace

Nov 19 2018 • Written by Smriti Mishra

~Team Fitgenix

Winter has set in. A frigid weather, lack of sunshine and feeling of being cooped up inside can take a toll among your employees.

 

This seasonal depression marks attitude related changes. Researchers have confirmed that winter leads to the brain making less serotonin, a chemical linked to brain pathways that regulate mood and sleep.

 

Here are the 5 ways to combat the dip in energy levels at your workplace and sustain the productive momentum.

 

 

 

 

  1. Encourage workplace to treat them better

 

Winter can reduce your energy levels. Writing a mail or simply circulate a message among all staffs to take special care to avoid winter blues disorder. Good skin care, upping hydration and nutrition, involvement in any activity level altogether brings a spark in energy levels. You might want to talk to such employees and share their story at workplace without naming them.

 

  1. Consume serotonin boosting diet

 

Even if you wake up early, the wrong selection of food in your routine diet will not help you feel active. Include foods which raise the serotonin levels – a brain chemical stabilizer.

Food sources to step up serotonin levels are Eggs, Pineapple, Tofu, Nuts and diet rich in fibres. So, include seasonal vegetables and fruits in your routine diet.

 

 

  1. Kickboxing workshop

 

This momentum fitness activity may rejuvenate you. The advantage of self defense will add on your talent as well.

Conducting workshop on Kickboxing will be really amazing and helpful.

 

  1. Take a walk and sunshine to step up your Vitamin D levels

 

The cold weather and lack of sunbeams peeking through your window makes you lazy to get out of bed. But a little modification in your routine will break your lethargy. So, walk and gain Vitamin D from sunshine.

Think of the positive thing you are going to get with a small walk in the sunshine. And if your employees are comfortable, do share their positive thoughts and its outcome at workplace.

 

 

  1. Engage in social activities

 

Keep your employees spirits bright this winter. The participation in social activities for a noble cause naturally soar high their energy levels.

Contribute: Do write to us about any wellness program in your company that has led to noticeable gains for your employees, at smriti@fitgenix.in