The summer weather is finally winding down, the temperature is dropping
and even the best of us can get a little down (I do!) The “fall blues” are characterized by
mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy that many people experience
during the fall. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to prevent the overwhelming
feeling of fatigue and solutions to get yourself back to normal
Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O., an Osteopathic Physician board
certified in family medicine, anti-aging medicine and chelation therapy explains,
lack of sunlight, diet change and a decrease in exercise are the main reasons people
fall victim to this phenomenon.
Here are a few basic recommendations from Dr. Calapai that are easy to implement
into one’s daily life to beat the blues:
1. Get sunlight: Due to shorter days and less sunlight, you may begin to lack
vitamin D, which increases melatonin and fatigue. Sunlight is one of the best
sources of vitamin D, so get it as much as possible.
2. Take your vitamins: Multivitamins are always a great substitution for
nutrients you may be lacking.
3. Exercise: Contrary to popular belief, exercise actually gives you energy.
Maintaining a weekly workout regimen is a great way to feel better and reap the
benefits that come with staying active.
4. Vegetable juicing: This can replace heavier meals people tend to gravitate
to, during the cooler months.
5. Don’t forget protein: Tofu, Tempeh, Spinach, and other non-animal sources are great sources of protein,
which build up your body’s organs such as the brain, heart, liver, kidney, skin and
6. Drink fluids: Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to stay alert and
Happy Mood Boosting!