Tuesday, October 10, 2006
We Sweat, Too
Welcome back, Chicago. Welcome to the grey season. Yes, I have problems with the wintertime blues. I've never had full-blown SAD, but I do feel a change around this time, particularly if the weather goes dour, as it has. Three years ago, I bought a sun lamp and found it helped. I used it for a couple winters. Last year, I exercised more and found that worked just as well. I used the lamp no more than three times in winter '05-'06. I plan to go with the exercise regimen this year, and I recommend it to fellow seasonal affective sufferers. I'm not an expert, but 30-40 minutes of aerobic exercise at least three times a week does wonders for the body and the psyche. You can find me at the New City YMCA tomorrow around 11 a.m.