So winter is here. The days get shorter and colder. It’s normal to start feeling down. People begin to stay indoors more to stay warm and avoid the bad weather. It’s like bears and other mammals that slow down during the winter months. But instead, humans add on the stress of the holidays. shopping for gifts, sending cards, attending holiday events as the days get shorter and cold weather sets in.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in the U.S.A. more than 4 million people begin to feel depressed as we head into the winter months. It is known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). That’s an appropriate acronym!
The Mayo Clinic says that the best treatments for SAD are:
*go outside and get sunlight on the skin. This allows the body to make more vitamin D3, a crucial pro-vitamin
* exercise every day for 30 minutes or more
*drink as many ounces of water each day as you weigh in pounds and eat a healthy diet
*Maintain levels of DHEA, melatonin and seratonin. Melatonin and seratonin are sleep hormones.
So basically, if you want to improve your mood and your health as we head into winter:
#1 Go outside. Get some sunlight on your skin.
#3 eat a healthy diet and drink as many ounces of water as your weight in pounds each day.
#4 use Twist 25 DHEA cream morning and evening each day.
#5 go to sleep at 9-10:00 every night.