So many people suffer from what is called a fall depression that starts to set in in the end of September.
There is a few factors behind this depression type, but mainly it is that the days are getting shorter and people that usually get depressed in the fall, continues to get depressed every year.
So the answer is that the decreased amount of sunlight can cause a drop in serotonin levels.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter a so called brain chemical.
1/4 of our clients gets this fall and winter depression each year.
We have tackled this in many different ways, but one way that we use is that we try and get our clients outside during the days, and we recommend them all to go outside and take a walk 45-1h on their lunch break.
The second thing we recommend is to try and use the weekends as a charging time by also spending us much time as possible outside to get that daylight in.
The third thing that we recommend is to spend extra time with your pets to lower your cortisol levels by hugging and cuddling with them as much as possible.
Another thing that can work is to try and increase your D-vitamin levels by adding some extra Vitamin-D to your daily supplement intake.
Some people suffer a lot from fall depression and in these cases another thing that can work is to try and get some light therapy from a facility that offers that.
So the most important thing is to move your body as much as possible outside, so walking, running or taking a bike ride are all great things to spend time on in the fall.
Sometimes you can just take a good book with you and go to the park and spend a few hours on a bench reading for instance.
If you or a loved one is suffering from fall depression then try these things out, for our clients they have worked well.
Over time as personal trainers you know which clients enjoy the fall and the changing of seasons, and which client hate the same.
So the few keys to fighting off the fall depression are to spend time outside in the day, spend additional time with your pets and increase your vitamin-D intake.
Hopefully you learned something today from this article on how to cure a fall depression.
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Take care out there.
The LWC team.