Are you feeling down this winter?

Blame it on the season. As the days get shorter and temperatures get colder, our bodies have a tough time adjusting. It helps to find creative ways to get energized… Besides a nap.

Here are four tips:

1. Get some sun.

It is tempting to stay inside to avoid the cold, but our bodies need some direct sunlight for Vitamin D production. Whether you open the blinds, go for a walk, or throw some snowballs, make sure you’re taking advantage of the short hours of sun.

2. Make Vitamin D a priority.

Even if you are venturing outdoors, you may want to supplement your sun time with Vitamin D. Looks for foods rich in Vitamin D like oily fish, meat, and eggs, or take a supplement to ensure you are getting enough.

3. Exercise regularly.

Exercise leaves you feeling invigorated and ready to tackle the next big thing. Look into some fun indoor options or outdoor seasonal activities like skiing or ice skating.

4. Develop a sleep routine.

Having a set time and duration for sleep helps your body develop a routine.

With these tips, hopefully you won’t have to wait for warmer weather to perk up!

Each of the Reddy Medical Group facilities provides primary care services by appointment, and urgent care services without an appointment Both our Athens and Royston offices are open seven days a week with extended hours. Our Danielsville office is open 5 days a week.

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