he days are growing longer, yet many of us are still suffering from 'seasonal affective disorder,' commonly known as the winter blues. For most people, seasonal affective disorder symptoms start in the fall and continue throughout the winter months, causing fatigue and moodiness. The winter blues are a real physical reaction to the world we live in. Reduced sunlight can lower serotonin levels and cause depression.
Researchers found that men and women taking part in exercise tests did much better on mood tests than those not working out. Women walking or jogging twice a week were more self confident, self accepting and alert. Weight training in the winter months is one of the most effective ways to fight depression.