Take Steps to Avoid Spring Fatigue as Season Changes

The weather has finally turned warmer after a long cold winter, but spring fatigue is one of the few negatives that accompany the change in season.

People tend to feel lethargic in spring as the warmer weather results in slightly less oxygen going to the brain because more oxygen is needed for the body's metabolism.

Light stretching and higher daily doses of vitamins B and C can help fight off this listlessness. 

Simple stretching techniques such as twisting your head and shoulders and stretching out your arms and legs help relieve stress and energize your body. Consuming fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins B and C, such as strawberries, kiwis, bananas, mugwort and shepherd's purse, is also beneficial.

Spring fatigue should naturally disappear in around three weeks as the body adjusts to the change of season. To speed up the process, make slight changes to your sleeping time. Experts say that going to bed 30 minutes to an hour earlier than usual and getting up earlier will leave you feeling more refreshed.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 18, 2014 12:48 KST