Newsletters

Get Well+Being delivered to your inbox every Monday Morning.

How to Beat the Winter Blues

Nine simple steps that can lift your spirits, six mood-boosting foods, living with seasonal affective disorder, and the difference a sunlamp can make.

By Melissa Romero

Gray skies have you feeling blue? Some simple steps—from wearing bright colors to exercising in the morning—might lift your spirits.

Why a daily dose of light from a sunlamp can make you happier and give you more energy. Plus—trying a dawn-simulator lamp.

“SAD is not anything to be embarrassed about.”

Low energy? Sour mood? The foods you eat can help combat winter blues.

Subscribe to Washingtonian