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How Seasons Affect Moods


Most people experience some sort of change in their mood and behavior when the seasons turn. Shifts in the amount of available environmental light over the seasons may have a profound effect on your body chemistry. Some individuals notice a decrease in energy levels and require more sleep as the light decreases. Other potential behavioral […]

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Light Therapy At The Gym?


t’s that time of year again when many are starting to fall off the wagon in terms of keeping up with their New Year’s resolutions. And for the 13 million Americans who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), it can be even harder for them to stay motivated. But a new light therapy class at […]

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Combat SAD


With the start of the winter season, many people begin feeling more tired, sluggish, and slightly depressed which can be a result of a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Ten to 20 percent of people experience a form of winter-onset SAD, a type of depression that starts in early winter and usually disappears during the […]

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Tips to Reduce Depression


Depression is a common affliction that may be improved by lifestyle changes. If you suffer from depression, it is easy to feel like you are alone. In reality, 20 million people in the United States suffer from depression, according to Medline Plus, an online resource of the National Institutes of Health. Depression can affect anyone. […]

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What Parents Can Do If Kids Have SAD


Talk to your doctor if you suspect your child has SAD. Doctors and mental health professionals make a diagnosis of SAD after a careful evaluation and a checkup to ensure that symptoms aren’t due to a medical condition that needs treatment. Tiredness, fatigue, changes in appetite and sleep, and low energy can be signs of […]

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