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How to Beat the Winter Blues

How to Beat the Winter Blues

By Statepoint

 

 

 

Got a case of the blahs? Winter may be at fault, when Seasonal Affective Disorder , a form of depression, is most common. But don’t spend the season sad. Try these techniques to boost your mood. The best part? They work any time of year: • Get the right amount of sleep. Too much or too little shut-eye can contribute to depression. • Eat right for mental health. Studies have linked diets low in selenium and omega-3 fatty acids with poorer moods and depression. Eat plenty of fish, beans, lean meats, low-fat dairy and nuts. {{more}} • Take a daily walk for exercise and fresh air. Both are important for good mental health. More tips to combat seasonal blues are available at www.nmha.org.