10 Tips to Manage the Winter Blues

1. Consume Vitamin D3 🌞

It functions as both a vitamin and a hormone – due to the effects it has on hormones, it’s thought to affect your mood by improving your sense of well-being.

For Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) the recommended dose is 1,000-5,000 IU.

How can you monitor vitamin D levels?

Reach out to your doctor. A simple lab test should do it

2. Philips Golite sunlamps 🪔

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a cyclic form of depression caused by changes in the circadian rhythm . The circadian rhythm is a 24-hr cycle that regulates biochemical processes in the body. When the  levels of light change in the seasons of fall and winter, in some people, this cycle can be disrupted. 

Melatonin and Serotonin levels drop in winter and can cause lethargy and weight gain. That’s where those winter pounds come from! 😉 

Light Therapy treats the cause of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), lack of light, without any side effects. 

They are easy to use and easy to travel with because they are portable and rechargeable! 

Available on Amazon under $120 USDs! 

Recommended usage: 

  • Place at midriff 20 to 30 inches from face. 
  • Use at least 15 minutes per day. 

 

3. Don't Fight It-rest and hibernate 😴

Try going to bed early

Binge on movies

Say no to too many activities

Making other people happy instead of yourself

Take days off

4. Consume Warm Foods 🍲

Consume warm foods such as soups and crock pots! It’s the perfect time of the year to get creative with warm meals! What was the last time you tried a new warm meal recipe?

5. Go Outside for Sun and Fresh Air ☀️

Consume warm foods such as soups and crock pots! It’s the perfect time of the year to get creative with warm meals! What was the last time you tried a new warm meal recipe?

6. Indulge in Comedy 😂

Take time to see comedy shows like improv and stand-ups. 

Did you know that humor and laughter strengthen the immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress

Humor and laughter trigger the release of endorphins. 

Laughing with others is even more powerful than laughing alone! 

It’s a great date night! 

7. Have Lots of Great Sex 😏

Enjoy the cold weather by cuddling up to your partner and keeping each other warm! It’s that time of the year to bring us closer together… in more ways than one! 

8. Sweat Everyday 💦

Indulge in your favorite movement that gets your blood pumping and your skin sweaty! Train, dance, sprint, whatever movement makes your soul smile. 

9. Great Looking Clothes to Avoid Looking Dumpy 🥰

Try and wear vibrant colors and fitted clothes to flatter your body and uplift your mood during winter! 

10. Take a Sunny Vacation 🏝️

You don’t have to struggle with the winter if you don’t want to! When was the last time you ventured out to a sunny location during winter time? It’s the perfect time to experience warm tropical winters. I’m sure you’d love them! I love my Puerto Rican warm winters, you should check them out! 

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    1. Pempi at 1:00 pm

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