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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

Depression and Weight Gain
Updated 11/14/2014 5:21:59 PM

I started out great, lost 10 pounds, got my A1C down to 7.9 from 9.8 and then for some reason my major depressive disorder came out to haunt me. I take meds to help but sometimes itís just too much. Needless to say, Iím up 14 pounds and my A1C is...  Read more

eating due to loneliness and depression
Updated 11/25/2014 8:40:45 AM

I think I HAVE BEEN EATING to beat my emtpiness about being a new mom and having limited support. Any suggestions to strategies to stop ?...  Read more

Depression hit me hard.I came out of it but the we
Updated 11/1/2014 6:32:13 PM

Depression hit me hard.I came out of it but the weight gain remaind.starting all hard job again.with all meditation and tai chi I'm doing don't have time for exercise though. Not enough hours a day.Just wonder if tai chi qualified for work out ?...  Read more

Motivated to fight depression and lose weight
Updated 10/28/2014 10:53:53 AM

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

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