Sharpsburg Georgia Chiropractor and Lifestyle Consultant: http://www.sharpsburgchiropractor.com/
In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at ways to manage the symptoms associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that some people experience in late fall or early winter when there is less sunlight as the days get shorter.
The farther you are from the equator, the more likely you are to have SAD and women seem to be affected at a rate of 4 to 1 over men.
It is believed that fewer daylight hours raises melatonin levels while lowering serotonin levels. These hormones and neurotransmitters play an important role in regulating your mood as well as your sleep patterns.
Some of the SAD symptoms include:
*feeling tired and sluggish
*low spirits for much of the day
*hard to sleep
*loss of concentration
*lack of enjoyment
*weight gain from overeating.
Here are some ways to manage SAD symptoms:
Light Therapy: Using special lamps that help to replace the sun that you miss during the winter months, providing approximately 20 times more light than regular indoor lighting.
Vitamin D: It’s unsure whether taking vitamin D actually helps with SAD, but what is often found is that most people will have lower levels of vitamin D in the winter months.
Exercise: Regular exercises can really lift your mood and outdoor exercise in the sunshine has even more benefit.
Healthy Diet: Eat a balanced diet of veggies, whole grains, and fruits, and avoid sugar and “simple carbs” like white bread.
Sleep: Keep your sleep on a regular schedule to keep your mood even and to maximize your time in daylight.
A healthy lifestyle is the best medicine for a happy and healthy life!
Sharpsburg Georgia Chiropractor Dr. Matthew Davis, has been serving the Sharpsburg Georgia and surrounding area for over 15 years. Dr. Matthew Davis, has a dedicated approach to help you and your family reach your healthcare goals.
While growing up Dr. Matthew Davis, a well known Sharpsburg Georgia Chiropractor and Lifestyle Consultant, suffered with headaches. After only 2 months of discovering the natural approach of chiropractic, his headaches resolved. He remembered how the chiropractor explained how the nervous system controls the body and its responsibility for healing and regulating, so if you have problems with the nervous system you then have problems with healing and regulating. Amazed at the body’s ability to heal itself, he decided to pursue a career in healthcare as it had changed his life, and he committed to do the same for others.
Dr. Matthew Davis, a well known Sharpsburg Georgia Chiropractor and Lifestyle Consultant offers services in his office at, Crossroads Chiropractic @3339 Highway 34 E, Ste C Sharpsburg, GA 30277.
Dr. Matthew Davis Sharpsburg Georgia Chiropractor and Lifestyle Consultant specializes in Pregnancy, Pediatrics, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Vertigo, Neck Pain, Auto and Work related accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Back Pain, Sciatica, Digestive Issues, (weight gain, indigestion, reflux) as well as overall lifestyle care. The Crossroads Chiropractic Center, has been delivering top notch chiropractic care and lifestyle consulting for over 15 years in Sharpsburg Georgia and surrounding areas of Newnan, Peachtree city, Senoia, Turin, Palmetto, Fairburn, and Tyrone.
Make sure to download the Crossroads Chiropractic App today. Available for free in the App Store or in Google Play Store.
To learn more contact him at:
Dr. Matthew Davis
3339 Highway 34 E, Ste C
Sharpsburg, GA 30277
Phone: (770) 252-1848