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Gloomy weather conditions can make you blue

Posted: 2:02 PM, Feb 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-27 19:04:13-05

Have you been feeling sluggish lately? Turns out, the weather could be to blame.

Foggy weather, mist and even a small hail storm can be mood affectors, according to local psychologist Dr. Kathryn Soward. The gloomy weather does indeed affect some people’s moods, especially women, she said.

Soward says you might feel less productive, wanting to stay in bed longer or even depressed on dreary days.

“Some of that could be related to less sunlight and less activities outside,” Soward said. “So then, it just builds up and there’s some different issues that seem to lead to these feelings of sadness or depression.”

She recommends to watch your diet and eat fewer carbs and sugars. Also, stick to a routine when it comes to the gym.

Soward says “seasonal depression” typically ends around mid-March.