November 14, 2017

Preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression, often known as ‘Winter Depression’, that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern. The symptoms often begin in autumn and last throughout the darker months, but they are more apparent and tend to be more severe during the winter. Some sufferers may feel the effects right up until the weather improves and days become lighter in the spring. The symptoms can

Fitness-tracker games may help families get more exercise

When fitness trackers alone fail to get families moving enough, turning step counts into a competition might help people get more exercise, a small experiment suggests. Researchers gave fitness trackers to 200 adults and asked them to set daily step-count goals to increase their activity levels. All had at least one other family member participating in the experiment, and half of the families were randomly chosen for a team competition