(HealthScoutNews) -- If frigid temperatures are getting to you, the University of Washington advises you take some simple steps to beat those winter blues:
- Spend time outdoors every day and either don't wear any sunglasses or don a lightly tinted pair for at least 20 minutes. When your eyes are exposed to sunlight, serotonin, a feel-good chemical, is released.
- Eat foods with a glycemic index that's below 50. This will raise your blood sugar slowly and help balance your serotonin levels.
-- Felicity Stone
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