Beating the Winter Blues

Dr. Ahmed has recently been featured on a news story (link below for video) from ABC 7 WJLA with tips to help you and your family avoid the winter blues in a year when many of us are already feeling more depressed and anxious due to the pandemic.

7 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

  • Get Vitamin D (get outside in the sunshine, light box therapy, Vitamin D supplement)
  • Ample sleep (8-10 hours)
  • Exercise / Moving Your Body
  • Yoga/Meditation/Prayer – Go within
  • Mental Health Days (a few days to reset this winter)
  • Get out in nature, out of your house
  • Psychotherapy (consider seeking the help of a trained professional – it’s easier now than ever to access help via Zoom without even leaving your house)