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As we approach the end of the Summer season (unless Mother Nature extends it as she often does in these parts), thoughts often turn to Fall, and of course, that brings with it our holidays. Even though we don’t want to think about it, it will be here sooner than we think. And once again, that will bring that most challenging time of the year (in many different ways).
There are all the holidays, and the ‘busy-ness’ they bring into our lives (or more accurately, that we bring into our lives). We do have control over what we do during this time of the year. How much of ourselves we want to give to others. How much we can actually do productively. Easy to burn out. Easy to get overwhelmed. Keep your focus on what works for your life: your schedule, your energy, your time, your everything. Stay focused on caring for those you love, and for yourself. You have to matter to you. You have to take care of you.
One of the things I hear often during this time of year, is that people get depressed. It happens to a lot of people during this time of year, more than any other season. It is the time for beginning to draw inward. It is the time that naturally brings on those moods that don’t feel so good. It is natural that this can happen at this time of year. However, you don’t need to fall into the trap of overwhelm and depression. There are two things you can do that will help you to stay active, vibrant, healthy and emotionally stable: eat well & work out. The good part is that it is the time of the harvest, when we get all those wonderful foods, lots of apples, squashes, more hardy foods. And it is time for celebrations. The best way to stay healthy with food is to eat foods grown locally and in season. Gone will be all the lighter, more watery foods of Summer. The more ‘watery’ a food is, the more cooling effect it has on our bodies, thus these foods are abundant in Summer. As it gets cooler, we will need to conserve heat. You can do that with eating the proper foods for this season.
In addition to eating, working out—moving your body to make your heart beat faster and make you sweat—has been proven to reduce depressive moods in many many people. Endorphins make us feel really good. They are produced when we move our bodies to break a sweat. Research has proven this over and over and over.
“25 Studies Confirm: Exercise Prevents Depression”
“How many studies does it take to convince you that moderate exercise will make you happier? If you need one more reason to start being more physically active, professors from the University of Toronto have compiled and analyzed over 26 years’ worth of scientific research which concludes that even moderate levels of physical activity—like walking for 20-30 minutes a day—can ward off depression in people of all ages.” —Christopher Bergland, from an article he wrote for Psychology Today titled, “The Athlete’s Way.”
If you fall into the category of people who often feel ‘down’ during the Fall months (Seasonal Affective Disorder: S.A.D.), then you know what to do. If you’re not sure, contact me.
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