Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is common this time of year in Minnesota. According to the Mayo Clinic, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer. Here are some steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the season and the year.
- Go Outside: Get fresh air and sunlight (even if you don’t feel like it!).
- Switch it Up: Change your habits (and pay attention to what habits have recently changed).
- Get Together with People: Stay connected to friends and family.
- Sleep on It: Get a good night’s sleep.
- Take your Vitamins: Get proper nutrition or supplements (especially Vitamin D).
- Pay Attention to your Health: Take care of your physical and mental health (and get help when you need it!)
- Get Adjusted: Since SAD can lead to stress and spinal misalignments, it can also help to get adjusted. Not only is chiropractic a mood-adjuster, but it can also alleviate pain or irritability, and help you sleep better.
Family Chiropractic Care in Hutchinson & Shakopee
Don’t brush SAD off as simply a case of the “winter blues”. Seasonal Affective Disorder can be common in Minnesota this time of year. An important part of your family’s overall health is keeping your body adjusted with regular chiropractic appointments and expert advice from your chiropractor. You can reach Caspers Chiropractic in Hutchinson at 320-587-2292, or Shakopee at 952-977-9933. You can also click here to schedule an appointment. We’re ready to help! For more health tips and insight, follow the Caspers Facebook page.