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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a combination of biological and mood disturbances typically occurring in the autumn and

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Behavior Change and MotivationExercise ProgrammingThe Training Edge

’Tis the season for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that affects about 6% of Americans severely (another 14% experience milder symptoms), usually when days grow shorter. Symptoms include concentration problems, fatigue, weight gain, and pessimism. “With SAD, you lose energy, endurance, and motivation,” notes Angelos Halaris, MD,

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