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Healthy Habits For Winter to Stay Healthy and Help With SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

This time of year makes us want to cuddle up with blankets, fuzzy socks, hot lattes, and just veg and lay around.

It can sometimes be tough to stay motivated with your health and wellness routine as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. We can also experience SAD or seasonal affective disorder.

Here are some habits you can stick to this season, start now to feel strong, fit, and energized this holiday season and all of winter!

Commit to a new program

Try something new. Try spinning, yoga, barre, boxing, anything new. Being in a program will hold you accountable to your workouts, plus you can check in every day. Download a fitness app, use YouTube, find a challenge using the program hashtag to get support.

I love these fitness apps and use them Sculpt Society, Obe', Melissa Wood Health, and Peloton.

Boost your immunity

It's more important than ever right now to care for your immune system. Vitamins are said to help with anxiety too!

I take Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, Zinc, Calcium, magnesium, vitamin B12, probiotics, and I use spirulina in my smoothies. Spirulina is a blue-green algae that contains clorophyll, iron, potassium, Vitamin B, boosts your immune system, it has anti cancer properties and it's anti inflammatory.


Bring on all the soups, stews, and cozy crockpot recipes! I love making vegetarian chili in the crock pot or chicken noodle soup for my husband.

I love this recipe Vegan Spicy Thai Peanut Ramen. SOOO good! The kids love this, I do have to tone down the heat and spice for my oldes though. My youngest is like me, we love spice!

Snuggle up in bed

Since it’s getting darker so much earlier these days, take advantage and get to bed an hour earlier. Your body needs the rest in these chillier months, and you’ll have the energy to wake up earlier. Netflix and chill!

Help with SAD

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, zapping your energy and making you feel moody.

1. Using a pink Himalayan salt lamp is said to cleanse, deodorize the room, calms allergies and reduce asthma, boosts blood flow, raises energy, the negative ions help improve mood and energy levels by increasing serotonin in the brain. These lamps help with SAD and other forms of depression.

2. Essential oils helps with colds, seasonal issues, mental and emotional issues.

3. Exercise

4. Light therapy

5. Talk to you doctor or counselor

6. Meditation

7. Journaling

8. Positive Affirmations

9. Music

10. Dancing

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