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Seasonal Affective Depression Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Seasonal Affective Depression.

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The Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on...  Read more

A Healthy Diet for Dealing with Depression

Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain...  Read more

5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy

My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm.  Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd st...  Read more

Bad Mood Busters: 35 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Mood

We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you...  Read more

15 Natural Mood Lifters

One morning I awoke and decided it was the perfect day to mix myself a "happiness cocktail." After indulging in my happy hour, I felt more than ready to take on the day! Just in case you’re wondering why a wellness coach is reaching f...  Read more

Motivated to fight depression and lose weight
Updated 10/25/2014 9:45:41 PM

I am 35, recovering from depression after battling infertility issues and losing my husband 3 days after a miscarriage. I have always been passionate about wellness and health in general. I love to exercise and eat healthy. I gained 10 lbs in the pas...  Read more

Depression. Im suffering bad and cant seem to stop
Updated 10/14/2014 10:41:16 PM

Depression. Im suffering bad and cant seem to stop eating! I feel so blah and energyless that I just cant do anything. Does anyone have any advice?...  Read more

50lb gain in two years! Anxiety, depression, new b
Updated 9/30/2014 12:34:26 AM

50lb gain in two years! Anxiety, depression, new baby, new job, family issues, overeating, laziness...All of this has contributed, but nothing could convince me to get it off. However, my recent health scare has kicked it up! 30 by Christmas 2014!...  Read more

depression
Updated 10/4/2014 10:06:13 AM

Trying to battle this bout of depression. I have been gone for a while....  Read more

Bipolar with major depression and very overweight!
Updated 9/29/2014 4:49:25 PM

I am really struggling right now - I suffer from having bipolar with major depression. I have gained almost 200 pounds in 16 years. that's a lot of weight! I can hardly go up steps now and am breathing heavy just bringing in the laundry. How did...  Read more

Depressed...Get up and Do the Opposite!!

Feeling like this39 and wanting to hide under the covers? I have been there. One thing that I learned and is helpful is to do the opposite of what the depression wants me to do. Example; rather than stay in bed...Get up and shower. Don't want to eat?...  Read more

Check It Off

Each time you get frustrated, place a checkmark on your arm (wrist/forearm) or someplace hidden. At the end of the day if you can still remember what you were angry about write it down or tell someone close to you. If not think was it worth getting...  Read more

Dealing with Depression

Welcome! This is a space for anyone dealing with depression to support each other as we eat right, exercise, lose weight, and find ways to manage our depression. ...  Read more

8 Ways to Bust the Winter Blahs

For many people, cold weather and a lack of sunshine can bring on a mild depression known as the ''winter blues.'' People that experience the ''winter blues'' will generally lack motivation and energy. Others may even...  Read more

5 Ways to See The Bright Side (It Can Help You Lose Weight!)

Seeing the brighter side of things not only makes life more pleasant but can also help you lose weight. Emotional eating is one of the major causes of spinning out of control with food. If you could control your thoughts, maybe you could control what...  Read more