Health Tip: Avoid the Winter Blues01/28/13
(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
- Hone in on a hobby, such as making your own crafts or reading
- 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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