Beat the Winter Blues
by Scott Baptie
a Fitness & Sports Nutrition Expert
If you are like me, then in the last month you will have enjoyed a splash of wine, a serving of Christmas pudding and a few super-sized servings of turkey. If you are feeling guilty about it, don’t. There is no point dwelling on what you have already eaten. This is a new month, a new year, a new chance to revitalise your nutrition and embrace a healthy lifestyle.
by Justine Glenton
An Ashtanga & Zen Yoga Teacher
With the focus of the Festive Season behind us we have entered 2012 full of positive hopes, enthusiasm and good intentions.
And yet sometimes, within a few days, we can find ourselves in what is known as: The Winter Blues or: The crying, eating, sleeping season.
by Matthew Powell
A Body Aware Specialist
So here we are, 2012. Another January, another gym joined, another bunch of resolutions made and a year stretching out in front of is into the yonder. But to look forward successfully, we have to look back. If you hit December hard, if the thought of no alcohol or turkey for a little while excites you because indulgence got the better of you, then understand that it’s going to be tough to begin with.
by Maureen Cromey
An Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine Expert
The alarm goes off.... surely not! It's still dark outside and I've only just got to sleep. It's winter, I really hate getting up in the dark, it's not a lazy can't be bothered to get out of bed type but a full body, physical and emotional and instinctive... it feels all wrong. I feel so awful, depressed, tired, hungry, apathetic and bloated.
by Dr. Sarah Brewer
A Nutritionist and Doctor
Low mood can strike for many reasons, but at this time of year, lack of sunlight and low vitamin D levels may trigger seasonal affective disorder (SAD). An estimated one in 14 people develop symptoms every winter, particularly during December, January and February. Four times more women are affected than men, and it is most common in younger adults between the ages of 20 to 40 years.
by Steve Halsall
A Celebrity Personal Trainer
Don’t be moody. This time of year is often associated with a mood and attitude change commonly known as SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is thought that in the UK 1 in 50 people have SAD and 1 in 8 have milder symptoms commonly known as the "winter blues".