Cold Weather and Mood
Well, this post is a little late. I didn't have as much extra time to write over the past two weeks, but better late than never!
It's warming up out there and the snow is melting, but I hear it's only temporary. I wanted to finish the three part series pertaining to cold weather, so here it goes.
Do you feel depressed or "blue" during the winter months? Most of us do, and there's a reason for it. During the cold winter months, we don't get enough sun.
Cold Weather and Appetite
Everyone knows that we tend to put on weight during the holidays. Most of us then spend the rest of the year trying to take it back off. This constant struggle with body weight can be stressful and is the basis for a multi-million dollar industry designed to try to help us lose weight.
Why is it that we gain weight during the cold winter months? The answer is instinct.
Our bodies are designed to adapt to changes in our environment. Throughout history, our bodies have learned that winter is a time when food is often scarce.