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Shorter days and colder temps could have you singing (and feeling) the blues. Some people may even get SAD—seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that usually happens during the colder, darker months.
But the winter doldrums are not inevitable. Here are ways to supercharge this season with cheer:
Op for Outside: Sunlight exposure keeps your vitamin D levels up, which is good for your happiness.
Be a Social Butterfly: Don't put the freeze on your social life—make plans with friends and family.
Keep Moving: Nothing works faster to boost your spirits than a good sweat session.
Embrace the Season: Enjoy the activities special to this time of year, such as shopping at holiday markets and decorating your living spaces.