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Recognizing And Overcoming SAD

November 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Health and Fitness

There are many people that struggle with their health throughout the winter months. Struggling with physical, mental, and emotional health throughout the winter months can be very common but there are ways to combat the dreary winter months.

Learning about seasonal affect disorder may be your first step to understanding how you are feeling throughout the winter. Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD) has been classified as a type of depression that occurs with the onset of a specific season, usually winter.

A great small step towards a healthier life is drinking more water. Water is essential for our body to function properly and there are many Americans who do not get enough water on a daily basis.

A sense of hopelessness and an increased appetite are common symptoms of SAD. Increased appetite is often coupled with weight gain and while weight loss is associated with many forms of depression, it is more common to experience weight gain than weight loss as a SAD symptom.

As you start to incorporate fresh vegetables throughout the day, it can be good to focus on getting as many colors onto your plate as possible. Getting a wide variety of naturally colored foods on your plate can help you to get the nutrients that you need from your meals.

After you have gotten used to drinking enough water throughout the day, it is important that you are getting enough sleep. There are many Americans that do not get enough sleep on a daily basis and use other means of energy to compensate for their lack of sleep.

When you start to experience any of these symptoms, talk with your general physician. Meeting with your physician to discuss your symptoms and create a treatment plan can help you make it through winter without feeling miserable.

There may be situations in which you are able to manage your SAD at home. Your doctor may suggest that you get your sleeping habits under control and create a consistent sleeping schedule to ensure that you are getting enough sleep.

Getting yourself into a regular sleeping schedule make some time, but will provide your body with the energy that it needs. Maintaining your sleep schedule, even on weekends, is an integral part of being able to be consistent with your sleeping.

It is important that you watch for signs of this type of depression throughout the winter months. Being able to recognize that you are depressed and consult with your doctor can help you manage your depression and live a productive life throughout the winter months.

Living a healthier life may help you be a happier individual. Do not be afraid to assess what changes you can make in your life right now to ensure that you can be consistently making changes that will bring you closer to a healthy lifestyle.

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Originally posted 2013-11-04 13:31:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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