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Working Out and Sleeping Well in Winter

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 21, 2019 7:03:00 AM

It is dreary, windy, snowy, and bitter cold outdoors most of the fall and winter months for Americans. One of the quickest times of year to gain weight is through the holiday months from Halloween to New Years. Winter is also a challenging time to fit in a workout when you want to cuddle up with a good book by the fire at home. With less daylight and more comfort foods in the cupboards, spending time at the gym is the last place you want to be. But did you know without exercise your sleep can greatly affect your health?

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Topics: exercise, winter

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 18, 2019 10:03:00 AM

"Winter is coming." For most people throughout the world, these words are generally associated with George R. R. Martin's famous saga  A Game of Thrones. But for us here in Alaska, the words aren't merely a pop-cultural reference, but instead ring a very real truth: the days are getting noticeably shorter, the nights are increasingly longer and colder. Winter is here, but that doesn't mean the winter blues have to come with it.

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Topics: seasonal affective disorder, winter

Winter Sleep vs. Summer Sleep

Posted by Jennifer Hines on Jan 13, 2019 5:31:00 PM

Depending on where you live, you may notice major differences in how you sleep during the summer versus the winter. What causes these differences and what can you do about it to make sure your getting enough sleep all year long?

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Topics: winter, summer, sleep myths

Camping In Winter

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 8, 2019 12:04:00 PM

Camping enthusiasts that live in climates with drastic temperature changes do not want a limited time to explore the outdoors. But in order to stay safe while camping in the frigid tundra, especially snowy or icy covered regions, requires smart planning and research.

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Topics: sleep apnea, winter, camping

Sleeping Well In Winter

Posted by Stefanie Leiter on Jan 7, 2019 7:15:00 AM

Sleeping well may seem easy in the winter months during gloomy weather and grey skies; but winter can be the hardest time to catch enough zzzz’s. Post-holiday, winter blues can set in, disrupting sleep and creating a long-lasting cabin fever.

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Topics: exercise, winter, sleep training, holidays

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