The days are short, and the nights are cold! We're missing our long days in the sun more than ever so we've compiled our favorite ways to get outside during the winter, but we want to hear from you too
- Get outside: Even on cloudy days, getting some natural light can help improve your mood. Try to spend at least a few minutes outside every day.
- Exercise: Regular physical activity can help boost your mood and energy levels. Consider joining a gym or finding an outdoor activity that you enjoy, such as walking, skiing, or ice skating. Our team loves Snowshoeing and you can learn about our adventure HERE
- Eat a healthy diet: A healthy diet can help improve your mood and energy levels. Try to eat a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Check out one of our team favorite green smoothies!
- Get plenty of sleep: Make sure you're getting enough sleep at night. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night.
- Stay connected: It's important to stay connected with friends and family, especially during the colder, darker months. Consider joining a group or club, or make plans to meet up with friends regularly.
- Try light therapy: Using a special light box or lamp for a set amount of time each day can help improve your mood. During light therapy, a person sits or works near a device called a light therapy box, which emits bright white or blue light. The person typically spends 20-30 minutes in front of the light box each day, usually first thing in the morning. The light box is designed to mimic natural outdoor light and can help regulate the body's internal clock, improve mood, and increase energy levels.
- Seek professional help: If you're feeling particularly depressed or anxious, consider talking to a mental health professional. They can help you develop coping strategies and find the best treatment options for you.
Winter may be here, but we can look forward to the return of sunny, warm days. Stay warm in the meantime!