Beating the winter chill

It’s bitter, bleak, and brutal outside…it must be winter in Chicago. If you’re not suffering from SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder), you’ve got swine flu, and if you don’t have swine flu, then you have that perpetual runny nose coupled with a killer cough. It’s a vicious cycle! Here are a few things that you can do to keep Ol’ Man Winter at bay.

Keep Warm- Bundle up with all your thermal gear (hat, gloves, scarf, etc.).

Stay Busy- Continue to stay involved with extra curricular activities. It’s a great way to keep your mind off the dismal weather.

Exercise- Breaking a sweat releases endorphins which will make you happier the natural way.

Stay Home (if you’re sick)- Take the necessary time off to feel better if you’re ill.

Get Outdoors- Take advantage of the snow (build a snowman, go ice skating, etc.).

Improve Your Diet- Comfort food isn’t the answer.

Don’t worry- Summer is right around the corner…kind of.