- By Deborah Balzer
Winter Survival Tips for Emotional Well-Being
Do you have a case of the blahs? A difficult winter across much of the northern and some parts of the southern parts of the United States has left millions of Americans with a case of the winter blues. While cabin fever and the winter doldrums are significantly different from the more severe seasonal affective disorder or SAD, it's clear they have an affect on how we feel.
Mark A. Frye, M.D. says adopting a healthy lifestyle strategy is key and offers these winter survival tips for supporting our emotional well being especially during these long dark days.
- Get plenty of exercise
- Get outside
- Take breaks during the day
- Open window shades
- Keep social
Meditation is also a great way to relieve stress and depressive symptoms.
Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Frye are available in the downloads.