It’s getting to be that time again—when daylight dwindles and temperatures tumble. The heaviness accompanying the transition to winter can challenge your body as you try to adjust to changes in light, temperature and weather.
However, there are steps you can take to minimize the gloom.
- Go easy. Acclimating to seasonal change takes about two weeks in people who are generally healthy.
- Exercise regularly. Regular workouts (even just walking) will help you stay strong and manage seasonal changes better.
- Seek light. Natural light improves your mood and is a natural source of vitamin D.
- Drink water. Staying well hydrated helps the body protect tissues and joints, keep the body’s temperature normal and better weather seasonal changes.
Additional sources: Healthwise, YogaBasics, VeryWellMind, NationalToday, 24/7 Wall St.