Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Recognizing Signs and Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder

While the fall and winter seasons bring colorful changes, they can also be a source of struggle for many. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD (aptly named), is defined as a type of depression that results from the change in seasons. It's common to experience seasonal blues, but you do not have to suffer in silence. The first step to combatting seasonal depression is to recognize the signs and symptoms associated with SAD.

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Physical Inactivity and COVID-19 Severity: Yet Another Compelling Reason to Get Moving

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Physical Inactivity and COVID-19 Severity: Yet Another Compelling Reason to Get Moving

The CDC recently released updated information about Americans who are at increased risk of becoming very sick from COVID-19, “People who do little or no physical activity, or exercise, are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 than those who are physically active.” ACE’s President and Chief Science Officer, Cedric X. Bryant shares his thoughts, and plenty of resources to help get people moving.

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What Does Wellness Mean to You?

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What Does Wellness Mean To You?

Wellness can be described in many ways. It is a concept that means something different to everyone. How we imagine wellness on an individual level varies from how our family and friends see their respective pictures of wellness. Identify the dimensions of your personal wellness, prioritize, and begin to understand more deeply what wellness means to you.

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