3 Ways to Fight Back Against the Winter Blues

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Winter got you down?  

If you are like me, Seasonal Affective Disorder leaves you feeling low on energy, irritable & even a bit depressed this time of year.  Statistics state that 10-20% of people are affected by SAD, here are 3 ways to fight back!

 
Image courtesy of Yoga Journal

Image courtesy of Yoga Journal

 
 

Eat Complex Carbohydrates- Maintain your levels of Serotonin by addingsome complex carbs to your diet!  Peas, beans or whole grains are great options to naturally balance your mood.

 
 
 

Light Therapy-  Each color of Light has a different vibration, which in turn, produces a different energy in our bodies.  The healing effects of these energies are proven to correct hormone imbalances, restore energy & heal the body.  Experience the calming effect of Blue Light Therapy by drinking SOL water! 

 
 
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Move in New Ways- Go for a 20 minute walk & explore a new neighborhood, try a new sport such as racquetball or yoga, or dance around the living room to your 5 favorite music videos!  Exercise is as good as or better at treating depression than antidepressants, and it’s sure to make you smile!

After adding these techniques to your daily routine, what will you do with all your extra energy this winter?

 
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Taylor Craver