Experiencing mood shift during the colder and darker days of winter are very common. The winter blues can make you feel more lethargic and down overall. Winter blues is a form of depression characterized by changing of mood, fluctuations in appetite and heavy sleeping, which peaks from mid November to February every year in India. So, do you know how to tackle it?
Here are some scientifically proven ways to lift your mood and spirits to feel good all winter long:
Sunlight is the best way to tackle winter blues, so make sure you get as much sunlight as you can throughout the day.
Exercise in winter can provide more benefit than exercise during the rest of the year, because it releases feel-good, de-stress brain chemicals, and specifically helps the body to remain warmer and healthy.
3. Vitamin D
The level of Vitamin D in the body drop significantly once summer ends. As sunshine is the best source of vitamin D, it can be hard to get enough in the winter. So, consider eating foods fortified with vitamin D like oily fish, and mushrooms will supports essential functions like immunity and help maintain brain, heart, and bone healthy.
4. Bright shade clothes
Wearing dark and bright shade clothes in winters can make you feel warm and comfy.
5. Dry Fruits
Our skin often becomes dry and dull during winters, eating dry fruits provides required things to prevent your skin from becoming dry and also it keeps your body warm.
A daily practice of meditation especially in winters can help in preventing the onset of sickness altogether, even before they strike.
Studies show that listening to music help regulate emotions, and create happiness and relaxation in everyday life.
This winter beat the winter blues and enjoy the weather.