After the summer we've had, we're all pretty well stocked up in Vitamin D! Now that the winter is here, don't let your stocks get depleted. Vitamin D is known to increase serotonin levels in the brain. And we need serotonin to reduce the change of feeling depressed and for the production of dopamine, one of the body's most potent mood-lifting neurotransmitters. There is a link between depression and zero vitamin D diets, no one knows exactly how much Vitamin D is needed, but you can be sure - if you're prone to depression, and you're living in the outer reaches of Europe on the island of Ireland, you might start feeling a blit low then winter comes.
Get some vitamin D into you! It's a natural way to avoid the blues.
10 - 15 MINUTES EXERCISE
If you haven’t exercised in a while, start now by gradually introducing a little physical activity into your daily routine. Just 15 minutes will make all the difference to your mental well-being. Walk to the shop for the messages, don't drive. Try and use the stairs, not the lift at work. If Any exercise is better than none.
REDUCE YOUR ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
Quite simply, alcohol is a depressant. If you consume a lot, it's going to make a dfiference to how you feel. If you want to beat the blues this winter, try and look at reducing your alcohol consumption and you will feel better.
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