Stairlifts for Sale and Rent – Ransome Mobility looks at some of things you can do at home to help beat the winter blues.

At this time of year, when the light fades earlier, we often feel more sluggish and low on energy. And, while it is easy to snuggle back under the duvet once the alarm goes off, there are some things that you can do to help perk you up during these colder months. Family-run company Ransome Mobility, who offer stairlifts for sale and rent, looks at some of the things that you can do at home to help beat the winter blues.
Ransome Mobility –  Based in Suffolk UK, we supply a wide range of mobility solutions including chair lifts, bath lifts and car adaptations. Click on the link above to view our products.
Improve the Home – Making a few changes to your home can work wonders to lift your mood: it can be as little as asking a friend to move your furniture around to revamp your interior, to buying mobility aids to give you greater access around the house. Investing in a new stairlift – for sale or rent – for instance, can be life-changing. It will give you complete access to your home and saves all the expense and upheaval of moving house, or changing a downstairs room into a bedroom which can prove costly, especially if a new bathroom has to be fitted.
Get a bit of Pampering – Giving yourself a small treat every now and again can help shift the seasonal slump, such as
treating yourself to a foot massage or having a friend round to give you a manicure or head massage. If you have a bath that you have difficulty getting in or out of, you might want to think about having a bath lift installed so you can enjoy a soak in the tub this winter.
Enjoy a Cup of Hot Cocoa – Sometimes it’s the little things that count to help stop you feeling lethargic. A cup of hot cocoa in the morning could be just what you need to kick start the day, or one just before bed could help you sleep at night. An extra hour or half an hour’s sleep will help improve your energy levels the following day.
Have a Laugh – If you feel in need of a bit of a boost, why not invite a friend or family member round or give them a call for a friendly chat? Having a chat can really lift your spirits and make you smile. Or, if you like comedy, switch on a TV show or
stand up act that will make you laugh out loud.
Breathe Some Fresh Air – Getting out in the open air and enjoying the sunlight, even for a short time, can help beat those winter blues. Try and get out and about as much as you can as you will soon feel the benefits, even on the dullest of days.
Get Some Shut Eye – According to the Sleep Council, a third of Britons get by on five to six hours sleep a night, and nearly half of us don’t get enough sleep through worry and stress. Yet sleep can make us feel more positive, happier and more productive the following day. Listening to music before bed and having a comfier mattress are some of the ways to help improve sleep.
Keep Yourself Hydrated – Water helps improve energy levels and the recommended water intake is 1.5 litres a day (although the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat can make a difference). Check the colour of your urine, if it is more than just slightly coloured, you may want to up your hydration levels.
Increase Your Exercise – Moving more during the day can help improve your health and it can even make you sleep better
too. Try to increase your exercise if you can, or maybe even think about joining a gym. Gyms have equipment for all abilities, including wheelchair users; ask one of the gym team to run through the apparatus with you and to set you a gym programme.
Stairlifts for Sale and Rent – Click here to find out about stairlifts to buy or rental options.