Improve your mood with a winter break
As we say goodbye to the delights of summer and huddle up in preparation for the cold winter nights, most of us will be thinking that spring cannot come soon enough. But you don’t have to wait until summer to escape the chill, with affordable deals from Monarch offering everyone the chance to get some winter sun this year in some of the most exotic locations around the world.
If the cold has you feeling down, a good dose of sunlight is a great way to cast aside those winter blues. Choosing a warm winter break can have a whole host of benefits for your mood.
Improve your outlook
Having less and less exposure to the sunlight as we get deeper into winter can have a drastic effect on some people’s outlook on life. The aptly named SAD (seasonal affective disorder) seems to affect a great number of people in varying degrees. Vitamin D has been shown to improve our mood, and sunlight is one of the most effective ways to boost our levels of this vital vitamin. Jetting off to sunny climes in winter is one way to keep the blues at bay and stay smiling through to summer.
Regulate your sleep
Restless nights are another aspect of winter that many of us would like to avoid. Increasing our daily intake of sunlight has been proven to help regulate our sleeping patterns, making sure we get up on the right side of the bed throughout the colder months. Sunlight has the effect of reducing our body’s production of melatonin, helping us to stay wide awake in the day and sleep soundly at night. And we all know that nothing improves the mood quite like a decent night’s sleep.
Boost your fitness
Putting on a few pounds in winter is a common problem. Studies have shown that less exposure to daylight has the effect of reducing our metabolism, meaning that it takes longer to burn calories and a shorter time to build up fat. Taking an exotic break with Monarch is an easy and enjoyable way to boost your metabolism, increase your fitness and ensure a healthy and happy winter.
Winter sun holiday deals are available from Monarch from £127. You can find out more information about popular winter destinations by visiting www.monarch.co.uk.