Do you suffer from the Winter Blues or also know as seasonal effective disorder (or seasonal depression)?

Seasonal Depression or (SAD) is a mood disorder that happens every year at the same time. In general, though, seasonal affective disorder starts in fall or winter and ends in spring or early summer.

There already is considerable evidence that physical activity is linked to our psychological. People who exercise or otherwise are active typically are less prone to depression and anxiety than sedentary people.

While the exact causes of SAD are unknown,  some scientists think that certain hormones made deep in the brain trigger attitude-related changes at certain times of the year. Experts believe that SAD may be related to these hormonal changes.  Less sunlight during fall and winter leads to the brain making less serotonin, a chemical linked to brain pathways that regulate mood.

SAD usually starts in young adulthood and is more common in women than men.

Many doctors recommend that people with SAD get outside early in the morning to get more natural light. Get out of the house and go for a walk or join a local gym and hire a trainer. You can also purchase light therapy (phototherapy) heliotherapy online to act as nature sun light.

Of course, if you’re still having symptoms be sure to see your doctor who may prescribe an antidepressant medication.

For Light therapy equipment, you can try one of the two websites I have listed below.

Brenda Edwards

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