The seasons are changing and often with that comes seasonal depression-fall is in full swing and winter is right around the corner. Did you know that your brain and body react to seasonal changes? With the shorter days and longer nights, some people suffer from seasonal depression referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – a form of depression that is triggered by lack of sunlight.
For many, symptoms begin at the start of fall and gradually worsen throughout the winter months; Often, people find that seasonal affective disorder symptoms usually begin to wane in spring.
**Always consult your health care provider if you experience any of the above symptoms.
Shorter Winter Days Affect:
If you have a case of seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder, these tips may help These natural ways to change your mood may be beneficial when dealing with seasonal affective disorder.
If you don’t quite have the motivation or energy for a huge workout, try incorporating some of these into your daily exercise routine for an extra boost:
Even if you don’t suffer from seasonal depression, making sure you’re focusing on your health and wellbeing during the winter months will lead to a happier, healthier YOU all year long.
Note: if you or someone you love needs help facing mental health disorders, please call the National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). The helpline is available 24/7/365 and is free. For more information, click here.
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