Has your mood been in a rut since the weather started getting colder and the days shorter? Don’t worry; you’re not alone – this is what is commonly known as “winter blues.”
In fact, it’s the decrease in daylight during the winter months that can affect people’s outlook and motivation. According to Psychology Today, about 10 million Americans have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, a shift in mood that’s caused by the changing seasons. If you’re worried you might have SAD, you should talk to your doctor about what you’ve been experiencing.
Meanwhile, we’ll share some tips that help for winter blues so you can have a happier, healthier season.
You probably already know exercise is good for you – your New Year’s resolution might even have been to get more active in 2016. The great news is, any time you exercise, your body releases endorphins – happy hormones – that will help you to feel better, eat better, and sleep better. After a good workout session, you’ll probably find you have a brighter outlook on life, no matter how dreary and cold it is outside!