Why Do We Get Colds When It's Cold?
Do You Suffer From The Cold Weather Blues? These 5 Simple Tricks Can Help.
If you feel like your mood declines each year right along with the temperature, it’s probably not your imagination. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a reaction to reduced sunlight, affects up to 20% of Americans, most of whom are women. Even those not officially plagued with SAD tend to feel less energized and happy during the colder months.
The good news is, there are simple things you can do to make the short, dark days a bit more bearable. Here are five simple things to try this season to stave off the winter blues.
SAVOR YOUR MORNINGS
Thanks to Daylight Savings, waking up in the winter can be straight up miserable—even for those who identify as “morning people.” Redefining the morning as your cozy, personal time, however, can make rolling out of bed while it’s still dark a bit less painful. Whether you wake up early and take a walk, read a book, or enjoy a good homemade cup of coffee, this positive, relaxing start to your day will have a lasting effect on your mood.
CELEBRATE THE SEASON
From fall-themed recipes to winter wonderland home décor, there are loads of festive ways to celebrate the cooler weather and improve your mood. Use seasonal crops, such as Brussels sprouts and winter squash to create new, savory recipes. Or pick up some winter-themed candles and cozy blankets to transform your home into a soothing cold-weather retreat you look forward to spending time in.
TAKE A SUNNY WALK
Sunlight-drenched strolls help clear SAD symptoms by giving you a boost of vitamin D. So lace up your sneakers before breakfast and take a walk around the block, or sneak out of the office for a mid-afternoon, mood-boosting stroll.
SEEK OUT RELIEF
With winter, often come dry skin, sniffles, and even cold sores. Take advantage of solutions to say goodbye to dry so that you can feel more comfortable and confident this winter season. We recommend Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment to minimize the appearance of cold sores and help heal the symptoms. You should also add a quality lotion to your cold weather arsenal. Keeping your skin moisturized can keep it from becoming sore and cracking.
It’s no secret many of us binge a bit more in the wintertime. Our bodies are covered in oversized sweaters, and treats are available to us in excess. (Hello, gingerbread cookies!) But a diet filled with processed junk isn’t good for our bodies or our minds.
To stave off the winter blues, make fruits and veggies cornerstones of your diet. One study of 80,000 people found that regularly eating fresh produce could help ward off anxiety and depression. Not to mention, clean eating will provide your body with nutrients that can help ward off mood-busting colds and illnesses.
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