Today I wanted to talk about how to keep your spirits high this winter and holiday season. Winter can definitely be tough! The lack of sun, cabin fever and snow can be hard for a lot of people. I wanted to offer 3 ways to keep your spirits high and keep you healthy and well:

1. Turn on the lights

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real problem for many people. Studies suggest that bright lights can brighten your mood during the colder months when you aren’t exposed to as much natural vitamin D.

2. Keep moving

The more active you are, the better you feel. This is true year round, and will help make a noticeable difference in the wintertime.

3. Check your diet

Comfort foods aren’t the answer this time of year. Get as many fresh foods as possible; and remember, everything in moderation.

The winter blues are real, and affect us mentally and physically.  If you know someone who may be feeling down this winter season, reach out to support them.

How do you battle the winter blues? Let us know in the comments below.

About Amber Turner

Amber is an entrepreneur, military spouse and mother of two. Her blog is, which addresses health, fitness and wellness issues women have and face.  She also created for military spouses seeking employment.  MilSpouse Minute is a blog platform giving military spouses a voice and visibility by using video, when it comes to the job seeking process.

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The thoughts and opinions posted here are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of AAFMAA.

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