Overcome S.A.D Before Winter Sets In
Seasonal Affective Disorder affects many people as we move in to autumn and winter sets in, but can indoor tanning help with this problem?
The cold and dark mornings are fast approaching, making it so much harder to jump out of bed. There are actually two seasonal patterns for SAD, and what is often known as winter depression affects people this time of year. Doctors believe that the reduced levels of sunlight during these coming months affect the hormones that the brain produces, and SAD can develop. Sometimes this brings about increased fatigue, loss of appetite or overeating and loss of concentration, among other things.
Getting out into the natural light on a daily basis can help, so a brisk walk outdoors increases your blood flow, provides fresh oxygen throughout your system, and exposes you to the natural lighting that can make a difference for your day.
But what about those chilly, wet and windy days when you may not feel like braving the elements? Let’s face it, living in Scotland we have plenty of this weather coming our way.
Sufferers who use sunbeds on a regular basis, autumn through to winter not only see the benefits of a tanned glow to their appearance, but the warm lighting for brief, regular periods of time also decreases the symptoms that are often associated with SAD.
Eating a healthy diet and regular exercise will also benefit people who notice winter depression, as well as keeping active within the community or with groups of people you know. Your doctor can determine the best course of action for you if SAD affects you, but indoor tanning is an option to bring the sunshine inside during the gloomy darker months!
The winter months may not suit everyone, but there is so much to look forward to with Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, and New Year! So make sure you do your best to stay healthy and happy with all our helpful tips and you will be well on your way to avoiding those winter blues and enjoying a wonderful joy-packed winter season. Do it all with a healthy looking glow.
Read more about Seasonal Affective Disorder and S.A.D sufferer Erika’s own experience and how she managed to overcome the symptoms with no supplements or prescriptions.