Weather got you down in the dumps? Buro's resident nutritionist Louise Cavanough shows you how to maintain a sunny demeanor when it's cold and miserable out

Winter can wreak havoc on our overall health. Colds and flu are more common, exercise becomes more sporadic, food gets heavier, and we spend more time sitting around indoors. But what about our mental health? Feeling down, lethargic, irritable and having difficulty getting out of bed in the morning are all common complaints in winter.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (aptly shortened to SAD) is a type of depression brought on by the change in season. Don't accept these feelings as an inevitable part of the changing seasons; take steps to keep your mood balanced all year round. 

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