This past weekend we entered Daylight Savings Time and turned our clocks back. An extra hour of sleep is glorious!! But, this time change also seems to be a signal to our body that winter is here and activates those with Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). Ugh, right?!

Some Signs of S.A.D.

  • Negative thoughts and feelings
  • Disturbed sleep pattern
  • Fatigue that can be incapacitating
  • Overeating or craving carbs and sugary foods
  • Difficulty with concentration and memory
  • Social anxiety and difficulty being around others

Let’s investigate some ways to combat S.A.D.

  • Increase your Vitamin D intake. It may be gloomy outside, but sit near windows when inside or go for a 15 minute walk outside.
  • Find what relaxation techniques work best for you: reading, yoga, meditating, etc.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a well-balanced diet and fight the urge to eat carbohydrates and sweets

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