Author: Martin Kuerten

C&C-Autor aus Mainz Dr. med. Martin Kürten ist Facharzt für plastische und ästhetische Chirurgie & Leiter der operativen Abteilung der Fort Malakoff Klinik Mainz. Durch seine umfangreiche medizinische Ausbildung sowie seine langjährige Operationserfahrung verfügt er über ein umfangreiches Fachwissen, das sich auch auf seine Tätigkeit als Facharzt positiv auswirkt.

7 Tips Against Winter Depression: This Is What You Can Do

The days are getting shorter, the light is getting less, life is retreating indoors again: In the cold season, many people suffer from winter depression. But you don’t have to give in to it without a fight – with a few tips and tricks, you can help yourself get a grip on approaching winter depression. How winter depression actually develops? Winter depression is mainly caused by the lack of light. In the cold months, we usually get much less sunlight than in the warm season. This leads to listlessness and fatigue. We tend to curl up at home and move less in the fresh air. 7 tips sagainst winter blues But you can beat the winter depression – or the winter blues. With a few simple tips and tricks. You can find out what they are in the following. Tip 1: Fill up with enough light Admittedly, this tip sounds a bit ironic, since it is precisely the lack of light that is the most common trigger for winter depression. For this reason, you should make sure that you get as much light as you can. Go outside at least once a day.Even when the sun is not shining, the lighting conditions outside are still more advantageous than in any indoor spaces. Why? Even when the sky is cloudy, natural daylight is three to four times more powerful than artificial lighting and can therefore literally brighten your mood. Tip 2: Get enough exercise When it’s cold outside and warm inside, we find it even harder to motivate ourselves to exercise regularly. Yet exercise is a proven remedy for negative thoughts and depressive moods. Walks in the snow, sledding or jogging are not only healthy for the body, but – especially in winter – also for the mind. Overcome your inner pig dog and you will see that a little activity will do you good. Tip 3: Pay attention to a healthy diet A healthy and balanced diet gives you new energy and promotes your well-being – an important factor in the fight against the winter blues. Foods containing iron in particular can counteract tiredness and fatigue. They include walnuts, flaxseeds, blueberries, red meat, beet, grapes, lentils, etc. Also, do not neglect enough fluids and hydration. Vitamin C not only strengthens the immune system, it can also reduce inner restlessness and anxiety. This valuable vitamin is found in citrus fruits, broccoli and peppers, for example Tip 4: Create beautiful moments In addition to exercise and a healthy diet, don’t forget to indulge yourself now and then.… weiterlesen

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