Cold weather gets you down?
Just want to roll up in a blanket for the whole winter?
In regions where there is significant change in amounts of sunlight the human body feels this change. For many these effect can be almost debilitating. It had become so prevalent that the condition has come to be known as seasonal affective disorder or by its acronym S A D. Most sufferers experience a depressive and/or lethargic state. Symptoms of S A D are triggered by low levels of sunlight and cold temperature.
How do you combat the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Winter Warfare: Tips to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms can be much reduced with sunlight. Try to get as much sunlight as possible during the colder months as possible. Go outside at lunch time, park so you have to walk a few minutes before going in, situate you workstation closest to window if possible.
Seasonal Affective Disorder can leave sufferer feeling sluggish and slow. This effect can be some what relieved by increasing daily water intake. Cold temperatures slow everything down. Keep blood moving smoothly by drinking at least the required daily water intake. Cold weather also tends produce dry hair and skin, extra water is helpful to that also.
Seasonal Affective Disorder sufferers can reduce tired feeling by getting lots of rest. Just like the bears cold weather brings about a slow lethargic conditions that literally lulls you to sleep. So get some sleep. Try to get between 5 and 8 hours sleep to keep body rhythms balanced and not feel sleepy at the wrong time.
Seasonal Affective Disorder can be managed very well by having a routine that has been adjusted to accommodate for low sunlight. Because days get shorter, adjusting your daily routine to be exposed to more sunlight helps a lot. Darker mornings make it hard to get up, so getting up at the same time every day will get the body on a schedule that helps combat SAD symptoms.
Seasonal Affective Disorder depression can be mostly attributed to low happy body chemicals and activity can be a very effective treatment by releasing those happy chemicals, and keep the muscles from experiencing stiffness and cramping from cold temperatures and inactivity.
Seasonal Affective Disorder affects millions of people yearly and the sunlamp has become most popular because of its ability to create
radiate the same light waves as solar. This gives the body the energy it needs even when the sun is not around as much.
Sun lamps are now very reasonably priced.
Seasonal Affective Disorder can be helped from the inside by adding energy boosting foods to your cold weather diet.
1.Ginger-A peppery root spice can be boiled and the water consumed as tea or the water base for another beverage. Great for scratchy throats as well.
2. Red pepper has long been considered an excellent metabolism booster. Adding foods that naturally speed up the metabolism will reduce that sluggish cold weather feeling. Capsacin -the ingredients that makes peppery things be peppery-literally warms the blood and stimulates metabolic function
3. Cinnamon can brewed to make a very nice tea. Add to coffee before drinking too
4.Ginseng is an ancient root used for boosting metabolism and promoting vitality. Combine ginseng and ginger for a power packed tea for heavy symptoms
Stay active, hydrated and exposed to the sun if you are prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder symptoms. Plan for symptoms in late summer early fall. Be ready when the time changes if you live where daylight savings time is used.
Have a Happy Healthy Day!