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How to Beat the Winter Blues

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Got a case of the blahs? Winter may be at fault, when Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression, is most common.

But don’t spend the season sad. Try these techniques to boost your mood. The best part? They work any time of year:

• Get the right amount of sleep. Too much or too little shut-eye can contribute to depression.

• Eat right for mental health. Studies have linked diets low in selenium and omega-3 fatty acids with poorer moods and depression. Eat plenty of fish, beans, lean meats, low-fat dairy and nuts.

• Take a daily walk for exercise and fresh air. Both are important for good mental health.

More tips to combat seasonal blues are available at www.nmha.org.

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