Monday, January 26, 2015

Who'a hue is this? Combat Winter Blues with Dr. Gary Foster & Weight Watchers

Winter Blues Credit: Scott Hunt | Getty Images 

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Les petites have you ever heard of Blue Monday? Not to be mistaken with Cyber Monday or Black Friday when it's about a big ticket purchase - Blue Monday les petites was established as a marketing idea for a travel company to boost sales during the winter. Psychologist Cliff Arnall produced a formula based on factors such as weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since giving up on our New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and feeling of a need to take action. Some argue that there’s no such thing, but there’s no doubt that this is a tough time of year and  this year’s Blue Monday -  January 26 - is a great time to talk about the things that get us down and how to get back on track. Personally speaking this period is especially hard for me being that I lost my mother due to cancer on December 26th and to say that the winter blues have not been a hindrence for me is an understatement. Luckily for me (and you) my friends over at Weight Watchers enlisted their Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Gary Foster to the masses on how we can beat the Winter Blues. Take a gander at the video below and take notes les petites - we shouldn't have to suffer in silence. 





There you have it, this winter does not have to be blue - all we have to do is take the first step to wellness. Big thanks to Dr. Gary Foster and Weight Watchers. 


About Dr. Gary Foster, Chief Scientific Officer at Weight Watchers
Dr. Foster is a psychologist, obesity investigator and behavior change expert with more than 160 scientific publications and three books on the etiology and treatment of obesity to his name. Dr. Foster's research interests include the prevention, behavioral determinants, treatments, and effects of obesity in adults and children. He was previously the Director of the Center of Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia and served as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In his role as Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Foster oversees Weight Watchers science-based program, all clinical research initiatives, and continued program advances.