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Health experts offer tips for fighting winter blues

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Members of the Panhandle Mental Health Center in Scottsbluff are offering residents some ways to fight off the so called winter blues after the holiday season.
 
With less sunlight during the winter, experts say exercising and eating healthier foods can help keep you energized. Simple, yet true.

It's easy to spend your evenings hibernating under the covers instead of being active.

Therapists at the Panhandle Mental Health Center suggest maintaining a positive social circle and keeping a regular sleep schedule.

They say several people tend to suffer from symptoms of depression like sadness and fatigue during long winter months. 
 
"January tends to be a cold month in Nebraska especially and it can drag on." Said PMHC Therapist Elizabeth Sizer. "People maybe can get stuck after all the excitement and they need that motivation. Life still moves on like there's still good things to do."
 
Sizer says that people can come to the center for individual counseling, community support groups and substance abuse counseling if they are suffering from winter blues symptoms.

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