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Beat Your Blahs: 5 Natural Mood Boosters to Fix a Funk

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Light Up Your Life

Get outside every day, even if it's just for short walk in the morning or at lunch. Take a vacation to a sunny spot to break up the dark winter months. And Dr. Rosenthal suggests light therapy -- using a light box that mimics natural daylight to help you feel more energetic and cheerful. Look for one ranging from 2,500 to 10,000 LUX (a measure of human brightness perception) of full spectrum light and follow your doctor's instruction on how to use it (sitting a couple of feet away for 30 minutes in the morning is common). "Most everyone can benefit from light therapy," Dr. Rosenthal says. Avoid it if you take a medication that makes you sensitive to light and ask your doc about other treatments like talk therapy and antidepressants instead.

 
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efritz.student wrote:

i've been feeling very down lately. i'm in my favorite country in the world visiting for about 3 months but I think it's taking a toll on me. I first came here with friends to study abroad and now I'm here with just one person. I'm far from home and I'm not feeling myself. I never ever sleep late and now I sleep until 10/11 every day. I loved running and I almost get anxiety attacks when I go out to run. This is totally not me. Anyone have suggestions for me? :/

9/10/2013 05:06:27 AM Report Abuse
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2/15/2013 05:01:24 PM Report Abuse
jlbusman wrote:

just what the doctor ordered.my daily workouts are giving results as stated.KEEP MOVING!!!!! Busman111

1/18/2012 12:47:04 PM Report Abuse
melindad2 wrote:

It sounds like some of you do not have SAD. It is really hard to get out of bed when you have SAD and not want to sleep during the day. My light box has been a HUGE help! I would recommend everyone who has SAD to get one. It will change your life. I have a blue spectrum light box(Go Lite) from Apollo and have been using for years. It is worth every penny.

1/12/2012 06:39:02 AM Report Abuse
mcasarez74 wrote:

Trust me reading and or going to school will help. It keeps my mind busy; i have no time to feel depressed or sad. There are so many things to do and keep our minds and selves busy. I think that is the key keeping busy. :)

1/11/2012 01:49:42 PM Report Abuse

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