Has your HAPPY mood taken a holiday this winter?
You’re in good company if you find your mood ranging between ‘a little blue’ to ‘darn depressed’. The long cold winter with reduced hours of daylight is often the cause of these pesky mood swings. Light therapy is often used to help with the winter doldrums.
However, there are other ways to combat this more than common complaint. The regular good health habits are all important. You know – a good night’s sleep, moderate regular exercise, a balanced lifestyle and lots of wine. NOOOOOO – I was kidding about the wine!! In fact you might want to reduce your alcohol intake if your winter blues are severe.
But let’s face it – our FUEL / FOOD is the key area to tweak to raise your spirits. We all seem to crave the sugary, higher calorie comfort foods in cold weather. BUT – in fact these foods can be part of the problem.
A few years ago I had a bad spell with ‘the Winter Blues’ and good food became the biggest part of my recovery. At the time, I went to a nutritionist and got myself on track.
But I came across a short, simple article with mood lifting food tips that I’m sure will help you.
It’s not all gloom and doom on the dietary front. In fact you’ll discover that one of life’s little luxuries is actually very good for you.