Seasonal sadness could set in before spring

The cold weather and cloudy skies could be a combination to be less motivated during the winter months.

According to the National Weather Service, after receiving 44.1 inches of snow, this is the fourth snowiest winter on record.

Because of the back-to-back forecast of below freezing temperatures, some Hoosiers may experience a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Symptoms of SAD include fatigue, a craving for carbohydrates, decreased sex drive and pessimistic feelings of hopelessness. 

Experts at the National Institute of Health suggest eating a nutritious, low-carbohydrate diet to avoid SAD, and to get plenty of sunlight or take a walk outdoors early in the day.
 

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