How to Fight the Winter Blues

If you find your mood turning somewhat darker as the season gets colder and the days get shorter, you're not alone. While more severe cases (known as seasonal affective disorder) may require a healthcare provider's assistance for treatment, milder cases can be handled with simple steps to fight the winter blues.

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Get Outside

This simple step helps in at least two ways. It provides a little sunshine and usually helps you get a little exercise. Shovel the sidewalk, take a walk, or, if you're feeling more adventurous, go skiing or sledding.

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