According to mental health charity Mind, getting outside in the winter can help to guard us against developing a case of the winter blues and could help to improve our mental health.
For many individuals, turning back the clocks marks a huge change in mood and enthusiasm. Though the excitement and build up to Christmas is a welcome period for some, for others the reduction in sunlight and daylight hours simply means disturbed sleep, appetite, sex drive, mood, temperature and activity levels.
These changes in behaviour can lead to the onset of a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a recognised medical condition which affects an estimated 7 per cent of the population every winter.
Many individuals experience increased appetite, extreme tiredness and fatigue and in worse case...