As the seasons change, for some so does their sunny disposition. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), often called “winter blues”, affects about 35% of the Canadian population. The usual symptoms include fatigue, sadness and apathy. There are things you can do to help alleviate these symptoms. Managing stress, especially around the holidays, a healthy diet, exercise and seeking the sun are all important ways to combat SAD! If you’re finding no relief, speak to your health care provider and seek treatment. Life is the gift we receive to be enjoyed.