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Shaking Those Winter BluesJan 15, 2011
This winter has already buried us in snow and chilled us to the bone. Winter's short days, long nights and cold temperatures can be a downer, and it's not uncommon to feel blue this time of year. Some people develop Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), depression caused by insufficient natural sunlight. Luckily, there are ways to boost your mood while waiting for the snow to melt:
- Get outside during daylight
- Try an outdoor sport, like cross-country skiing or ice-skating
- Exercise outdoors, or indoors if the weather is just too nasty
- Limit your consumption of alcohol and sugar
- Stay socially connected: keep up with friends and family
Treatment options for people with SAD include counseling, medicines and the therapeutic use of light. If you can't shake the bad feelings, call NewBridge at 888-746-9333.