Dec 20

6 ways to beat the winter blues

By MD for Seniors

Homemade trail mix makes a healthful and satisfying snack.

There are dozens of reasons to be excited about the holiday season.

But once it comes to an end, it’s not uncommon to feel more upset than usual. And while you may be sad that Christmas is over, something else is likely to blame: seasonal affective disorder.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, SAD is a type of depression that affects 10 to 20 percent of Americans. It occurs as the seasons change, most frequently during the winter, due to lack of sunlight during the daytime.

Beating the winter blues may seem difficult at first, but there are plenty …read more

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