Dealing with stress to avoid depression

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 8:09pm

It's a tough world out there and for some people, all this upheaval can be upsetting . Many become stressed out.

Psychologists say, there are ways you can deal with anxiety that can keep depression away.

- Exercise. Doctors say the best thing to do is to keep busy and get the endorphins pumping, which can make anyone feel better.

- Watch your salt and sugar. Lowering both of these in your diet helps your whole body work better, including your brain.

- Get more vitamin D. Studies have shown that a lack of vitamin D can add to the blues. Best way to get vitamin D? From the sun. So get out for short periods of time and enjoy the outdoors.

-Hang with friends or loved ones. Being around people you like can make you a happier person.

- Relax. Try a yoga class, or meditation. Research shows that even 15 minutes of meditation can cut down on stress.

And if you find things don't get better, seek professional help. Depression is a serious condition, but it can be treated.


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