97.5 Y- Country Medical Minute – Beat the Holiday Blues

Aired: 11.12.2018

For some, the holidays are a joyous time where family and friends gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even New Years.  For others, the holiday season can be extremely stressful and can trigger depression for a number of reasons.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses helpful hints on how to beat those holiday blues.

  • Limit Alcohol – Consumption of alcoholic beverages may affect mood negatively.
  • Get Plenty of Sleep – Try to sleep for at least 8 hours each night.
  • Learn to say ‘No’.   Overscheduling can increase chances for stress and anxiety.
  • Be open to new traditions – If gathering with friends and family is not on your holiday list year, consider beginning a new tradition and volunteer in the community.
  • Exercise regularly – Even if only for 10 minutes a day, exercise is great for the physical and mental health.
  • Avoid Overeating – Prepare yourself to eat smaller portions, eat fruits and vegetables, and forgo a ton of sweets this holiday season.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.