Sarah Moseley |

Beat the winter blues

GB Rowing Team Sport Scientist Sarah Moseley shares three ways to banish the seasonal gloom

If you’re feeling a little gloomier than usual during the dark and cold winter months, you’re not alone. From the months of November through to March, it is not uncommon for people to experience heightened feelings of low mood, fatigue, and a disruption to their sleep schedule. For many, this seasonal mood change is transient and easily managed with some simple lifestyle changes. However, some people are impacted worse than others, and can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is characterised by depressive symptoms associated with a specific time of year. So, why do we feel gloomier in the winter months, and, more importantly, what can we do about it?

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