Shorter days and dramatic dips in temperature cause more people who live further north of the equator to suffer from the winter blues or an even more severe type of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder “SAD.” SAD symptoms usually appear in the fall and last through winter. Some of those symptoms include:
A decrease in sexual libido
Changes in sleep pattern
Feelings of sadness and hopelessness
Loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy
Dr. Frank Lipman shares 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues on bewell.com. He suggests getting regular doses of natural sunlight and avoiding alcohol. Eating smart and supplementing wisely along with outdoor exercise are also effective ways to help combat the winter blues. For Dr. Lipman’s full list of 10 Ways to Beat the winter Blues, click here.
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