Yuka Yoneda

6 Green Ways to Ward Off the Winter Blues (a.k.a. Seasonal Affective Disorder)

by , 01/22/12
filed under: Design for Health

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PLANT A PICK-ME-UP

Aside from cleaning the air around you and giving your space a pretty focal point, did you know that plants are also known to make you feel happier and more productive? If your office or home is in need of a little pick me up, try placing a houseplant or better yet, a terrarium, in a visible spot and watch your demeanor improve!

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WORK IT OUT

When the days are short and all you feel like doing is ingesting as many carbs as humanly possible, the last thing you probably feel like doing is hitting the gym. Well, if staying physically fit isn’t enough motivation to get you on the treadmill, how about the fact that exercise can keep you mentally fit too? It’s a well known fact in the medical community that working out helps fight depression – when you break a sweat and get your heart rate up, your body releases endorphins, which reduce stress, boost your self-esteem, and improve your sleep. So if you’ve been feeling off lately, go for a run, lift some weights or practice a little yoga. Chances are you’ll feel worlds better – especially when you combine working out with the other tips above.

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