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Does winter make you SAD?

Does winter make you SAD?

If the thought of shorter days and less sunlight makes you worry about the changes this winter will bring to your mental wellbeing you could be one of the many people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.

As I am no expert in this field I have used a link which gives advice and guidance for anyone who wants to know more.  It was heartening to read that regular exercise can help reduce the symptoms of SAD which means that Tessfit could play a part in making some people’s winter a happier experience 🙂

I am one of the lucky ones that welcomes each new season with optimism and anticipation of all the good things that are to come. People often ask me where I get all my energy from and how I remain so happy and upbeat.  Apart from being blessed in general? I credit this state of being to feeling fit & healthy.

I hope to keep everyone smiling with me whatever the winter may throw at us and infect you all with my huge enthusiasm for Christmas!  Here is the link….


About the Author

Having been involved in fitness all my life but never being competitive, I was fascinated to learn how simple it is to stay in shape without entering the world of the gym fanatic or elite athlete.​ So after 17 years managing the swimming school and taking rowing classes at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre, I decided it was time to do something that would give me an even greater sense of achievement and job satisfaction.

​I studied the mechanics of exercise versus shape and began to understand why so many people who have exercise routines that sometimes seem excessive, never see a change in their shape.

I set up Tessfit which tackles this conundrum and it is a real mix and match offering between nutrition and weight management advice, fitness classes and personal training.

I now work from home and run my classes at Steves Gym in Newton Abbot. It is a great balance and apart from loving my work I now also get to spend valuable time with my family.​.

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