Wellness Wednesdays: Beat the Winter Blues

Have you ever noticed a shift in your mood during the winter months? If so, you may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, often referred to as “SAD.” Sometimes confused with winter blues that involves mainly a lack of sleep, people suffering from “SAD” have symptoms similar to depression like sadness, fatigue and changes in appetite. These symptoms arise in response to the decrease in sunlight we experience in the winter compared to the summer and spring.

While there are some remedies to help lessen the severity of the disorder, like consuming more Vitamin D or exercising, you should talk to your doctor if the symptoms last for several months at a time.

Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder by clicking here.

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