Weather or Not to Feel Down

Weather or Not to Feel Down

Do you have the Winter Blues? 16% of people in the United States do according to Psychology Today. Other experts argue that the public overestimates the seasonal doldrums because people dislike winter weather. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a depressive condition occurring seasonally, but annually, that affects women and young people the most. According to, it affects 1 to 2% of the population and begins as the days get shorter in the fall. To find out more about this type of depression, visit:

Whether your lack of luster in the winter is due to a diagnosable issue like Seasonal Affective Disorder or just because it is cold outside, what you do about it is important. Here are some suggestions:

-Get a massage

-Hibernate on purpose

-Take advantage of sunny days and get outside between 11 am and 1 pm

-Start a new hobby

-Go for a daily walk

-Take a higher dosage of vitamin D (10,000 IUs is advised by Dr. Gala)

-Sip on hot herbals teas

-Up your chelated magnesium intake through supplementation

-Chat with a friend, family member or therapist

-Increase the negative ions in the air for a better mood

-Choose to eat foods rich in natural tryptophan like Turkey, spinach, shrimp and eggs to boost serotonin levels

-Stick to your routine despite your lack of motivation

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