Posts Tagged: SAD

Seven great benefits to cold-weather workouts  

When the thermostat descends and the days grow shorter and darker, it’s tempting to want to peek back under the covers and hibernate. But maintaining an exercise routine throughout the winter offers tangible health benefits. You burn more calories. As the body works harder to regulate its core temperature among the elements, you’ll burn a…
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Coping with Holiday Blues

Holiday cheer doesn’t come natural to everyone. And this time of year can sometimes play with your emotions. If the stresses of the season and life have you down, the following tips could help bring you out of your holiday blues.  Be Active. If you are feeling blue or depressed, the natural tendency is to…
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Depression is an illness. Have you been screened?

Depression is recognized as the most common type of mood disorder today. It is estimated that 17 percent of the U.S. population (between 5-12 percent of men and 10-20 percent of women) will suffer from a major depressive episode at least once in their lifetime. Over time, untreated depression can lead to significant impairment, other…
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Tips for dealing with seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder causes cycles of depression according to the season, typically during fall and winter, and non-depressed periods during spring and summer. Symptoms include sleeping more than usual, less energy, loss of interest, inability to focus and increased appetite. To up your energy during the winter blues, try these tips:   Maximize exposure to…
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