Spring Asthenia: What it is and how to overcome it

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Spring asthenia is a transient disorder caused by seasonal changes. It manifests mainly with a feeling of weakness, accompanied by loss of appetite, problems to fall asleep and loss of concentration. The effects of asthenia are usually mild and relapse in less than two weeks.

spring asthenia

The arrival of spring, with more hours of daylight, is not always well received by those people most vulnerable to seasonal variations. Experts acknowledge that women are more prone to suffer from spring asthenia, without an explicit cause to determine. Spring is also the season of the year in which there are more allergic processes.

Symptoms of Spring Asthenia

Not all people suffer the symptoms of spring asthenia with the same intensity. The generalized symptoms of this spring discomfort are:

  • Feeling of general weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Apathy and sadness
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sudden mood swings
  • Low blood pressure
  • Feeling tired when getting up
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Decreased libido
  • Hair loss
  • Nail fragility
  • Headache.

Spring Asthenia: Foods to prevent it

The prevention of spring asthenia begins with food review:

  • It is advisable to include foods with an extra energy, such as nuts, legumes and chocolate.
  • Reduce intake of foods rich in sugars, refined meals or saturated fats, as well as exciting beverages.
  • Follow a diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, fruits and legumes.
  • Whenever possible, opt for seasonal raw foods.
  • Increases consumption of foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids (blue fish).
  • Respect the 5 meals a day and make a light dinner, at least two hours before going to sleep.
  • Drink more water, between 1.5 and 2 liters of water a day to purify the body.
  • Infusions, besides being relaxing, are a good source of antioxidants.
  • Reduce the consumption of exciting beverages (coffee, alcohol, etc.).

Spring Asthenia: Habits to combat it

  • Practice physical exercise to relieve tension and improve rest.
  • Sleep well, and for this, you have to keep a regular schedule (between 7 and 8 hours of sleep) and respect the time to go to sleep.
  • Breathe fresh air to take a walk during extra hour of light.