The benefits when we have high energy are vast. At work, we find it easier to focus on tasks. When driving, we can cover longer distances without needing to take a break. At home, we can tackle huge piles of washing and cleaning and keep the family happy. At school, we can concentrate on what our teachers are teaching us. And as parents? Well, everything is easier as parents when we have energy!

Basically, in order to live life to the full, we need energy and vitality to deal with whatever life decides to throw at us. This means that improving our health and well-being should be at the top of our priority lists!

During the summer, we have the benefit of long days and short nights. We all love the buzz we feel when the sun is shining, and the world looks fresh and new. This can help us feel energized and well. Sadly, the same can’t be said for those long winter days and miserable weather. Keeping energy levels high and replenished at this time of year can be a challenge. However, there are a number of things you can do to help. First up, think about using supplements to boost your well-being and keep yourself healthy and strong. There is a wonderful range at your local health store and get some friendly practical advice from the experts. Alternatively, look online. This allows you browse and research at your own pace. The amount of nutrients and benefits that can be crammed into one tiny pill or capsule is incredible. Take Acidophilus tablets; good quality supplements deliver at least 5 billion CFUs per servingA well-balanced diet is also essential to keeping our energy levels up. However, this is not always easy in our busy lives. So a few well-chosen supplements can be just the answer!

If you crave the sunshine, then invest in a SAD light. Seasonally Affective Disorder is now a recognized condition can have a miserable effect on your energy levels. Using the light on a daily basis can really improve energy and well-being.

For many of us, the onset of winter can bring on the desire to hibernate until spring. This isn’t good for any of us and can have a negative effect on our health. So, alongside the supplements, and special lights, also look carefully at your sleep regime. A healthy eight hours is enough for most of us, but anything over six hours is good. If you are sleeping more, this can have the opposite effect and cause you to feel more lethargic and miserable. Just as a balanced diet is important, so is a balanced amount of sleep. Not too much but not too little is the key to resting properly.

All of these things alongside a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and treats can be just what the doctor ordered. Just imagine what you could do with all of that new-found energy. Finally, don’t underestimate the power of exercise to give you energy