How to Fight the Winter Blues

It is that time of year where the days are shorter and the nights are colder. If your mood feels as cold and dark as the sky, you are not the only one! But there are a few ways you can tackle those pesky winter blues. We have compiled a few ways for you to up your serotonin levels to get through the colder months of the year.

Get More Vitamin D

Are you lacking in Vitamin D? The solution to improving your mood is simple—get as much sunlight as possible during your daily routine. However, getting enough natural sunlight is a bit more difficult in the winter—but fret not, there are a few easy ways you can increase your vitamin D levels. Check with your doctor about whether a vitamin D supplement is right for you.

Alternatively, you could try light therapy. Light Therapy gives you more opportunity to be exposed to daylight, such as sitting by a window or by purchasing a lamp that simulates natural light. About 30 minutes of exposure first thing in the morning can keep your body clock on its natural rhythm and help achieve symptom relief!

Eat Healthy Foods

Long Island is home to many specialty health foods and vitamin stores to buy complex carbohydrates—such as whole grains—which can boost your energy levels year-round. Consider purchasing foods that double as healthy pick-me-ups with mood-boosting nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains, vegetables, and protein.

Prioritize Physical Activity

It can be tough to muster up enough energy to make it to the gym or go for an outside run when temperatures are in the mid-20s, but exercise is a great way to boost your mood. Dress warm and enjoy a hike through the West Hills County Park up to Long Island’s highest natural point, or something more simple such as a walk to “The End” and enjoy the solitude found at the Montauk Lighthouse.

The Lynx Mortgage team is excited to provide excellent service should you decide to buy this winter. Contact us today to learn how we can help make your dream a reality, and find the perfect home for you and your family.

Lynx Mortgage Bank was founded by a small group of mortgage and financial professionals in Long Island, New York, seeking to offer customers a simple “no surprises” approach to the mortgage process. They offer a full range of products, from mortgages to home equity lines of credit.

Licensed Mortgage Banker; New York State Department of Financial Services.

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