Beating those winter blues

For some, the winter blues may already be starting to settle in.

  • Dec. 23, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

For some, the winter blues may already be starting to settle in.

The days are shorter, darker and colder during the winter months it’s not uncommon to feel tired, unmotivated and even lazy.

But there is a way to beat the blues. Even though it might seem easier to stay in “hibernation mode”, staying indoors isn’t necessarily the healthiest option according to Northern Health.

Helping children enjoy all of the natural beauty winter has to offer will have positive benefits for families in the long run. It will help you stay energized and bring families closer during the winter months.

Here are some healthy options to stay fit during the winter months:

Plan to be active every day. It doesn’t necessarily need to be a planned skiing vacation. It can just be a walk, building a snowman together or sledding.

Eat a healthy diet. This will affect mood and energy levels along with regular exercise.

Bundle up and enjoy the outdoors. Lack of sunlight can affect mood.

Be proactive. Plan and work together as a family to stay active by thinking of new activities and ways to stay engaged during the winter months.

It can be challenging at first but once outdoors, you will find the blues can be beat and that wintertime can be exciting and fun for the whole family.

 

 

 

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