Chill out: Beat the winter blues

By P&N

If winter has you feeling a little dreary on the inside, it may be time to switch up your routine. Keep your cool with these mood-boosting strategies.

Chew wisely
Cold weather can intensify your cravings, but fight the urge to consume every cupcake in sight. A balanced diet will keep your blood sugar on an even keel, which in turn will help you stay balanced emotionally.

Just say om
Regular exercise —whether yoga, dancing or even walking—can provide an instant pick-me-up. It also temporarily raises your body temperature, warming you from the inside out.

Sunny side up
Don’t let the shorter days leave you completely in the dark. Sneak a few minutes of sunshine whenever you can for a brightened out-look on your day.

And althought you may feel like you’re an oven with that bun inside, but don’t forget to bundle up when appropriate to keep yourself comfortable in frigid climes. Depending on your due date, it may be a good idea to invest in a good maternity coat. And hats, scarves, mittens and boots are investments that will keep on warming you even after your bun has fully baked and is in your arms. Here’s one outfit to get your winter style-savvy jumpstarted:

Turn up the heat

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