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Health Tip: Avoid the Winter Blues

Health Tip: Avoid the Winter Blues

01/28/13

(HealthDay News) -- You may develop a case of the winter blues as the weather gets colder and the days become shorter.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice to help battle the winter blues:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, especially water.
  • Hone in on a hobby, such as making your own crafts or reading more.
  • Take up a new winter sport, such as skiing or ice skating.
  • Cut back on dietary portion sizes, and add more fruits and vegetables to your menu.
  • Adjust your sleep schedule -- go to sleep earlier and wake earlier in the morning.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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