Beating the Winter Blues

January 25th, 2018

We are in the thick of winter.  The holidays seem long ago, and spring feels out of reach.

The winter blues are not uncommon. In more severe cases, winter blues are a form of depression. Along with typical depressive symptoms (such as worthlessness and loss of interest in most activities), seasonal depression is often characterized by overeating, tiredness, and weight gain.

Consider making one of these small lifestyle changes to improve your spirits:

  • Help someone (big or small)
  • Seek out a fun winter activity
    • Go tobogganing
    • Take a walk (followed by hot chocolate)
  • Find inspiration by watching our athletes in the Winter Olympics
  • Talk it through with a friend, or seek out professional help




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