January 23, 2012

Healthy lifestyles can help fight winter depression


 For a lot of people, winter can be a tough time of year. The days are shorter – and colder – leaving many with decreased energy and increased sadness. But one local dietitian says eating right and exercising can help combat the winter blues. “It’s all part of that balanced, healthy diet,” said Diane Dressel of Mayo Clinic Health System. “It’s focusing on eating healthy, but I think sometimes getting out of the four walls, so to speak, and getting outside can be very helpful. Exercise is so important for those winter blues and blahs.”

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, by Jennifer Schmidt, 1/19/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System, Nutrition, Weight, Wellness

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