Has the gray, cold weather and shortened days got you feeling low and listless? It could simply be a case of the winter weather doldrums, but it could also be something a bit more serious. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year and is brought on by the reduction in daylight hours. It lasts all winter and can cause extreme depression that may require medical attention.
The tell-tale symptoms are:
So if you have all of these symptoms at the same time each year, don’t brush it off as simply a case of the “winter blues” or a seasonal funk you have to tough out on your own. See your doctor and take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady all year. And if you’re feeling the effects of a long winter stuck indoors, brighten your day with a brisk walk outside, then warm up from inside out with this yummy winter elixir:
In a saucepan, combine the apple and orange juice. Heat until hot, but not boiling. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice, honey and cinnamon. Serve warm, and enjoy!
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