Did you find yourself dreading the holidays? Do you fight off depression during the winter months when it can be dark, cold, grey, dreary – and stressful? The good news is that by choosing the right foods, you can eat your way into a better mood. “Mood foods” increase your levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter found naturally in the brain, bowels, and blood platelets. Serotonin, among other things, contributes to feelings of happiness, relaxation, and general well-being.
Are you getting enough sleep? Both your body and mind need rest. The way you sleep, in part, affects how you feel during waking hours. Quantity and quality matter! The loss of sleep can slowly impact your health over a long period of time or it can hit you in an instant.