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4 ways to get through February Blues

Posted by Yodit Gidey on Feb 6, 2018 10:51:33 AM
1. Exercise

Research has shown that exercise can improve your mood and make you feel more positive and even boost your energy by increasing the feel-good chemicals in your brain.

http://resources.lpcfc.org/5-ways-to-be-active-in-winter

2. Eat Healthy

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Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are full of antioxidants that can decrease inflammation and reduce one’s risk of heart disease. Complex carbohydrates, such as oatmeal and brown rice, can help your brain produce more of the neurotransmitter Serotonin, which improves mood. Foods rich in Omega-3-faty acids such as wild Alaskan Salmon, are associated with reduced anxiety and depression.

3. Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy is a type of alternative medicine practice utilizing fragrant/aromatic essential oils that are derived from a wide variety of healing plants.

Aromatherapy can be performed in several different ways:

  • Diffusing a combination of essential oils into the air (or just one single oil)
  • Inhaling oils through the nostrils directly off of a cloth or from the bottle
  • Receiving massage therapy utilizing oils
  • Soaking in an oil-infused bath
  • Rubbing oils directly onto the skin

Peppermint essential oil can be used to boost energy and mental clarity, while lavender is widely used for calming and relaxation.

4. Take Vitamins

Consult your doctor or registered dietitian nutritionist before taking any supplements.

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