As the seasons have changed from summer to fall I've noticed that I am starting to feel a lot more groggy. I don't like this because I don't feel like myself and it's difficult for me to concentrate. I have been getting enough sleep and eating well, though I doubt I am physically active enough. I supposed SADS could also be a factor.
I don't really know what kinds of foods I should try to get more of or how much exercise I should aim for every week. Would you give me some suggestions?
Sounds as if your diet is not the issue if you are eating well, but getting adequate light and exercise is the key to keeping your energy level up.
You should aim for at least 30-45 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, preferably outside during the daylight if the weather is good, but the Rec Center has plenty of natural light too. If you want to try a Seasonal Affective Light, you can spend 20 minutes or so studying under a SAD light at the Viking Union in the Wellness Outreach Center, or in the waiting room at the Student Health Center in the Campus Services Facility. If it seems to help your energy, you may want to consider buying a light for yourself.