Summer To Winter

Our lives change from season to season, and this change affects our lifestyle. The sun helps to regulate serotonin so a lack thereof can make you feel a bit down. Changes include overall mood, behavior, sleep patterns, eating habits, etc.

In the winter, the gloomy weather can make you SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). A reduction level of sunlight can cause the onset of SAD as your body’s internal clock leads to feelings of depression. One reason is that serotonin levels drop and affects your mood.

So, what can you do? I am sure you have seen those brave runners in the morning who are willing to run even if it’s raining. No, you do not need to begin running in the rain if that does not feed your soul. However, you should do everything to try and keep active so that your blood flow is not inhibited which can lead to inflammation and opens the door to symptoms of depression.