SAD? Glenys Walker June 30, 2016 0 Are you SAD in the winter? Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression, “winter blues” that often affect younger people and are thought to be related to chemical changes in the body in response to fewer daylight hours and lower levels of sunlight. The good news is that you can do something about feeling SAD. Things that can help include: activity or exercise preferably outside, within 2 hours of waking up; going for a walk at the brightest time of the day and any form of regular exercise. At work sitting near an open window or skylight, going outside in your lunch break even on cloudy days, and staying active in the workplace can all make a difference. If someone is still struggling with feeling down and lethargic during the winter months after trying these or other measures, it’s recommended he or she discuss it with their doctor.