Don't Let the Winter Blues Get You Down
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Posted by Lisa D. on December 19, 2017 in Acuity

We are well into the time of year when dark skies seem to fill most of the day. The shortest day of the year is December 21st, the winter solstice. Unfortunately, the winter blues can be a very real thing for some people during this time of year. Here are some tips to keep your energy up this winter.

 

  • Exercise. While it might be hard to find the energy after a long day, look to get moving. If you can’t do it after work, take a walk in the morning or during lunch. Exercise causes your body to release mood-lifting endorphins.
  • Diet. Since we aren’t getting the vitamin D we need from the sun this time of year, you may want to supplement your diet to make sure your body gets the nutrients it needs.  Fish can be a good source of vitamin D as well as fortified dairy, juice and cereals.
  • Take vitamins. To increase your immunity to sickness during the winter months, consider taking a multi-vitamin. Look for one that includes vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc.
  • Get out of the house. Just because it is cold outside doesn’t mean you have to sit inside. Plan a family night out once a week. Even if it is just going to dinner or a movie, doing something together out of the house can keep people happy.

 

Don’t let winter and the lack of sunlight get you down this year—especially around the holiday season.

 

Sources: 

https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-winter-winter-solstice http://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/20141102/News/141109847 https://nutrition.wonderhowto.com/how-to/adjust-daylight-savings-time-and-beat-winter-blues-408952/

Lisa D.
Lisa D. has over 14 years of experience in the auto insurance industry, including 12 years at ACUITY. She obtained her P&C license and sold personal insurance for two years before starting at ACUITY, where she focuses on researching new auto coverages, helping with the auto pricing system, and leading auto insurance-related projects. On top of that, Lisa has her Association in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designations. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with her family. The last two go hand in hand, as she takes pictures of her kids every day.


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