Winter Activity Helps Avoid Winter Blues

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It has been noted by some of the leading experts in the field of mental health, that winter exercise has benefits. The benefits are multiplied if the exercise taken is outdoors.

The experts have noted that exercise of this nature manages in a way to ease some of the symptoms of depression, as it aids in the release of the brain chemicals directly related to the raising of mood. These mood raising chemicals are maximised in our bodies when we are exposed to sunlight.

This activity also has a secondary knock on benefit, that is that exercise impacts weight gain through calorie burning which occurs at a higher rate in cold weather than in warmth. The exercise itself also gets us away from the home, taking our mind off the cravings and indeed suppresses our cravings for sweet carbohydrates and starchy food types that occur in wintertime.

Not only this but exercise builds up on our muscle tone, and improves on our stamina. Anything from a walk to a heart thumping ski, makes for good winter exercise. The National Institute of Health in The United States found that up to seven in ten individuals experience the winter blues in some shape or form

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