Cabin Fever making you squirm? Check out these 5 tips to help you get through the winter doldrums and recharge just in time for spring:
Soaking up the Sun to Beat Cabin Fever
Get outside, open the blinds and soak up some good old Vitamin D! Research shows that a decrease in sunlight and reduced levels of serotonin can trigger depression – so in the winter a little light goes a long way. On super gloomy days try a Sad (Seasonal Affective Disorder) Lamp, which can be found on sites like Amazon to help zap the winter blues.
Beat Cabin Fever By Day Tripping
Enjoy the sites, tastes and excitement that a day in the city offers. Visit museums, the lake shore, theater district, Millennium Park and Magnificent Mile®. Take in as much or as little as you want, just enjoy your own personal Ferris Bueller Day.
Beat Cabin Fever by Stimulating Your Brain
Stay alert in the dead of winter by playing games that make you think- whether it’s a crossword puzzle, chess, MONOPOLY® or Trivial Pursuit® exercise your brain daily. If you really enjoy trivia, socializing, themed-parties and helping a great cause sign-up for a local contest, like Kappa Delta Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae’s annual Trivia Night to raise funds to prevent child abuse. It’s a lot of fun, gets you out of the house and you don’t even need to wear Greek Letters to compete and win! Of if you prefer, check out local venues like The Foundry in Aurora, which hosts weekly trivia Contests.
Energize Your Diet to Beat Cabin Fever
Chow down on foods like quinoa, eggs and peanut butter to give your metabolism a boost and help blast past the winter blahs.
Beat Cabin Fever With a Getaway
Grab the girlfriends, spouse or go it alone and head to a resort spa for a little pampering, adventure and a reboot. Heartland Spa & Fitness Retreats, on the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, offers all-inclusive packages to help you recharge for the approaching spring.
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