Did you know that women are two to three times more likely to feel depressed in the winter than men?

Besides feeling sad, here are some typical symptoms of winter blues:

  • Your energy is low and you sleep mare that usual.
  • You feel apathetic, unmotivated, and bored.
  • You are less interested in friends and activities you usually enjoy.
  • You feel irritable, moody, and your relationships suffer.
  • You overeat, gain weight, and especially have cravings for carbohydrates.

There is no medical consensus on what causes winter blues.  There are several theories and most of them revolve around one key factor, lack of daylight.  So, you need Serotonin which is considered the "happiness molecule."  It plays an important role in mood, learning, memory, appetite regulation, and sleep.  Most antidepressants are designed to work by raising serotonin levels.  Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that's created when your skin is exposed to sunlight.

How to Beat Winter Blues:

  • Eat a Serotonin-Boosting Diet
  • Take the Right Supplements
  • Get Vitamin D
  • Practice Meditation
  • Get Some Physical Exercise
  • Plan Somethng to Look Forward To
  • Clean Up Your Diet
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Winter Depression


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