Total Wash Out

Why the dog days of summer zap your energy and what you can do.

Is it just us or do you feel especially drained during the summer months? In Japanese, there’s actually a word for this phenomenon: natsubate, which translates to “summer fatigue.” It’s less than ideal timing, of course; with sunlight hours being at their longest, now is the perfect time of year to be seizing the day and knocking out those to-do lists. Here, we dive into what’s behind this warm-weather trend and how to offset it.

By Molly Ramsey