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Feeling S.A.D? this is how you can beat the winter blues.

If you are one of the those that suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and usually find that you feel down during the winter than here are some ways to help you beat the Winter Blues may contribute to lessening and possibly alleviate some of its symptoms.

Try supplements – There are several types of supplements which are known to help reduce the symptoms of winter blues. Find out more. In addition, adaptogens are known as stress busters.

Get some Sun - Spend as much time in sunlight as it triggers the production of Serotonin in the brain to help maintain the body’s clock. Reposition yourself to sit by a window, go on walks or try using a SAD light to absorb a light therapy treatment. Even if the sky is overcast, we still get enough UV rays to start producing Vitamin D, we just need to stay out for longer periods of time than in the summer months

Maintain a healthy dietEating healthy is always important but can be highly beneficial if you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. Plenty of food rich in proteins and nutrients, especially those high in Tryptophan will help in Serotonin production. Stay away from foods that are high in fat, carbs and caffeine because they can contribute towards feeling down and disturb your sleeping pattern.

Get more rest - Plenty of restful sleep is essential in recharging and keeping our batteries so getting eight hours of uninterrupted sleep will help you feel much better.

Socialise – Stay in regular contact with your family and friends because it is essential for staying happy whether it simply be a conversation over the phone, social gatherings or just taking a trip.

Relax with music - Numerous studies show that music affect our mood in a number of ways so listen to those that make you feel upbeat and happy, especially those that make you want to get up and dance. Reggae works for me.

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