Winter depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a form of depression that occurs year after year.

This is a problem that millions of people around the world face.

To improve psychology in winter, experts recommend outdoor, physical activities.

Do exercise

Most people reduce physical activity in winter.

According to an analysis by the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, exercise has similar effects to antidepressants.

Hanoi people exercise along West Lake.

Experts recommend that people with SAD take classes, go to the gym, or exercise at home.

Schedule group activities

Many people have the habit of lying around at home on weekends, using phones and computers to relax right after dinner.

During the winter months, people with SAD should make an effort to change their habits.

Minimize junk food

Normally, the amount of sugar in sweets or starchy foods can quickly improve emotions and provide instant energy.

One study found that women who consumed a lot of refined carbs, the kind found in white bread, rice and soda, had high blood sugar levels and a greater risk of depression.

Experts recommend that people with SAD supplement foods containing omega-3 such as mackerel, anchovies, chia seeds, soybeans…

Use light therapy

Currently, scientists are not sure what causes seasonal depression.

Experts suggest `light therapy` can improve the mood of people with SAD.

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Fluorescent lights are commonly used at the National Institute of Mental Health to improve mental health.

`When light hits the eye’s retina, it is converted into nerve impulses, which are transmitted back to specialized areas of the brain involved in regulating emotions. Light can be used as a form of

The National Institute of Mental Health typically exposes patients to fluorescent lights for about 20 to 60 minutes a day.

Psychological health check at the hospital

If your symptoms are relatively mild, a few lifestyle changes may help.

If you miss work because you are too tired, don’t want to get out of bed, or stop participating in social activities because of lack of energy, please share with experts.