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Health Tip: Beat the Winter Blues

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(HealthDay News) -- As days become shorter and the weather becomes colder, it is not uncommon to have depression-like symptoms.

For those with the winter blues, the American Psychological Association offers ways to manage symptoms:

  • Immerse yourself in daylight by going for a walk, or sitting by a window.
  • Eat healthy, low sugar meals.
  • Spend time with friends and family.
  • Stay active by exercising or scheduling pleasant activities.
  • Seek professional help if symptoms worsen.

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