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Keep Yourself Healthy and Active to Help Avoid the Winter Blues


Planning Ahead
Did you know some people experience a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is when a lack of sunlight leads to a depressed, lethargic state?

Some symptoms include weight gain, cravings for sweet and starchy foods, drops in energy levels and a desire to oversleep.
Treatments are available to reduce the symptoms of SAD, but understanding how the seasons affect ones energy levels and mental state is important in preventing winter weight gain.

Create a Food Strategy
Winter months usually result in family gatherings, empty calories and less activity. Keeping a food log is a great way to prevent winter weight gain. Some people feel that the holidays are a free pass to eat whatever they want, but the end result is weight gain. Enjoy meals this holiday season, but focus on portion control and hold yourself accountable by logging everything that you eat and drink.

Physical Activity
Without a plan of action, busy holiday schedules can result in winter weight gain. Schedule your workouts just like you schedule work events and social gatherings. If outdoor sports aren’t an option, try a new indoor exercise class. Consider being a part of the Free Indoor/Outdoor Health and Wellness Program of Los Fresnos. Classes are now offered five days a week at the Boys and Girls Club of Los Fresnos and the Los Fresnos Memorial Park.

All classes are scheduled to take place outdoors unless weather does not permit in which classes will be taken indoors. The Boys and Girls Club of Los Fresnos is located directly behind Los Fresnos Memorial Park.


All are welcome to attend these free classes which include cardiovascular training, strength training and nutrition support.

For more information on our class schedule, upcoming events, health and wellness support or to schedule a group screening please contact me, Christine De La Rosa @ 956-407-3348 or email me at Cdelarosa@citylf.us. Please Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/citylf or visit us on the web at www.citylf.us.

Christine De La Rosa
Community Health Worker