Health Tip: Understanding Seasonal Sadness
(HealthDay News) -- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is triggered when the seasons change, most often with the onset of winter and the corresponding decrease in sunlight.
The American Academy of Family Physicians lists these common symptoms of winter-onset seasonal affective disorder:
- Appetite changes, particularly a desire for sweets and starches.
- Gaining weight.
- Sleeping too much.
- Lack of energy and a feeling of fatigue.
- Feeling irritable, anxious and having problems concentrating.
- Not wanting to participate in social activities and a general lack of interest in things you once enjoyed.
- Increased concern about being rejected socially.
Treatments are available for SAD. Talk with your doctor if you have these symptoms.
Here's the link to it... http://www.everydayhealth.com/publicsite/news/view.aspx?id=622879&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20090119
Now here's my take on it ;)
Yep, bread and cookies...ugh :|
Well, a few gains here and there, but basically maintaining where I don't want to be...
Now this one...Not so much. I'm up late looking at blogs and catching up on emails and the Nidge won't let me sleep past 8
Yep, that'd be me...course I'm sure two bouts of the stomach flu haven't helped either
What's that? Finish the dishes before I clean the living room??? Cranky??? Who me??? LOL
I'm so here, I want to in my head, go out and be amongst people...but getting the body to get there is another. Of course the 2 feet of snow and bone chilling sub zero temps aren't helping that either.
Yeah, this makes me think a little more. I have been withdrawing from my friends a bit. I go out here and there...but I always feel judged because I've made a career decision that's not all together "sane" and I've put on those pesky 40 lbs...I know they aren't, but I feel like I'm being judged...and I guess in a way I am BY MYSELF!!!
Just another thought for the day! Cheerio!