The “Winter Blues”


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I’m sooo ready for the spring to come! How about you?

It seems like every day I hear someone complaining about the cold winter weather, and how they hate the early evening darkness. We don’t get to have much fun outdoors, the roads are messy for driving, and the excitement of the holidays are over. Naturally we may feel down, right?

Did you know that a mood disorder may be coming into play? Are you feeling depressed during the winter season every year? You may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). If you are depressed, your doctor may be able to help you feel better through the season with prescription medications and recommendations.

There may be some simple prevention ideas that may be helpful, too, such as:

* Get Sunlight – spend some time outside each day
* Exercise – at least 30 minutes a day, most days
* Laugh with a Friend – spend time in social activities
* Eat Well – keep to a well-balanced diet rather than just sweets & carbs
* Massage – pamper yourself!
* Gratitude – think about what you have to be thankful for
* Charity – do something for others less fortunate than yourself

For further information, I invite you to research the internet for websites like: WebMD.com; mayoclinic.org; and Prevention.com.