A Few Health Tips for Beating the Winter Doldrums

beating the winter doldrums
beating the winter doldrums

Can’t Wait For This!

Beating the winter doldrums isn’t easy. When the snow goes from pure white to slushy brown, the cold settles in bone-deep, it’s dark when you leave for work and when you come back home, it’s easy to sink into a slump. Luckily, there are a few ways to combat this battery of bad feelings and keep your spirits high until springtime.

First things first, this melancholy is called “Seasonal Affective Disorder” (SAD for short), and it’s a real thing that stems from a lack of sunlight thanks to winter’s shorter days. But, how do you go about beating the winter doldrums, this SADness? If you’re really feeling it, you can invest in a “sunbox,” or a fluorescent light that mimics sunlight. Sitting in front of the sunbox for 30 minutes in the morning or during breakfast can go a long way in boosting your energy throughout the rest of your day.

Keeping active is also a great way to keep your spirits up during the winter season, and not just so you can feel good about sticking to your New Year’s resolution. Exercise is an excellent natural antidepressant, and that’s true during any season.

Remember; if you’re experiencing intense feelings of sadness, you should seek professional help (don’t get all your emotional advice from your car dealership’s blog, as well-meaning as it may be).

The Buick Avista Concept is Racking in the Awards

clay creating the Buick Avista
Buick Avista Concept

Buick Avista

There are cars that win awards; then, there are cars that win awards before they’ve even gone into production, like the new Buick Avista Concept.

The Buick Avista concept recently earned the “Best Future Concept” Reader’s Choice Award from the Detroit News, as well as an EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence for a Concept Car at the North American International Auto Show. This marks the second year running that a Buick concept vehicle has taken home the prestigious EyesOn Design title.

The Buick Avista Concept is an ultra-sleek compact coupe, engineered with ultimate performance at the top of its list of priorities. It features the new electronic precision shift technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 2+2 layout. Even cooler (and more futuristic) are the touch-pad door handles and standard 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine. We hope that Buick decides to put this vehicle into production because we would love to see one of these puppies on the road!