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Post-holiday blues

The holidays are over for another year and we are all back to our everyday routines: guests have left, get-togethers are over, and the cold, bleak, very long winter stretches Depression Jessia Hime Nov17_2008before us with no respite until (for some) Family Day in February. And even THEN it’s not over!

Feeling a little blue? That is very common this time of year. Shorter days, colder temperatures, post-holiday financial debt… January is a hard month for many people.

Positive steps

  • Exercise (help shed those festive pounds you might regret in the cold light of January)
  • Eat well
  • Volunteer (helping others makes us feel better about ourselves)
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‘Tis the season: Can holiday stress affect your health?

It seems as though stress is an unavoidable part of modern life, particularly at this time of year, and this year in particular. You, your friends, family, co-workers and neighbours may be coping with stress on a daily or even hourly basis.

What is stress?
Stress is your body’s way of reacting to the demands of the world. The stress response is sometimes called the “fight or flight” response.

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