Improve mood and combat SAD with these 2 simple steps
If you live in an area with seasonal changes (or that tends to be cold/rainy most of the time), it's imperative you be proactive in preventing the negative effects to your mood and well-being. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a psychological and physiological reaction to a combination of cold weather, lack of sunlight and lack of activity. Vitamin D production is closely related to both sunlight and physical activity, and has a direct effect on mood. Discuss with your doctor if Vitamin D supplementation is right for you. A non-invasive option that anyone can benefit from is light therapy; a simple light therapy box or lamp for 10-20 minutes in the morning can help simulate exposure to natural sunlight you'd receive in warmer months.
What You'll Need
- Vitamin D supplements, light therapy device
What You'll Do
Tips & Warnings
- Always consult your doctor before beginning any supplement protocol.
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