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3 Natural Tips To Relieve Symptoms Of Depression

Introduction

Are you depressed?  Are you looking for tips to relieve depression?  This article will provide this answer.  They are exercising, eating well, and getting enough sleep.

Exercising

According to uhs.umich.edu, the first tip to ease symptoms associated with depression is to exercise.  Exercising releases endorphins which enables you to feel better and decrease levels of depression.  You do not have to enroll in a marathon to experience the benefits of exercise. Simply have a scheduled routine when exercising.  Go for a walk or a run in the morning.  Start off gradually.  It does not have to be anything huge.  Start off with 10 minutes then build your way up to 20 minutes.  This will help to alleviate your symptoms associated with depression.

Eat Well

In addition to exercising, according to uhs.umich.edu, another tip to alleviate symptoms associated with depression is to eat well.  It is important to not have too much sugar in your diet.  Moderation is key.  Do not eliminate one type of food from your diet.  Have a balanced diet. It is also important to eat three meals a day.  If you have to eat something in between meals, eat something healthy like organic food or a piece of fruit or vegetables.  This regime will also help with your depression and decrease it.

Get Enough Sleep

In addition to eating well and exercising, according to uhs.umich.edu, it is also important to get enough sleep to eliminate depressive episodes.  Try having a set routine for going to bed in the morning and going to bed at night time.  This will improve your sleep hygiene and get you in the habit of being less depressed.  Also, try to avoid having caffeinated beverages after 3pm.  If you absolutely love the taste of coffee and need to have it after 3pm, switch to decaf after 3pm.  It will become a habit eventually.

Conclusion

To end this article on depression, three tips for individuals who are suffering from depression have been mentioned above.  They include: getting enough exercise, eating a well balanced diet, in addition to getting enough sleep during the night time.  Getting enough exercise will release endorphins which will enable you to become less depressed.  Eating a well balanced diet will also improve your mood and enable you to become less depressed.  Getting enough sleep and getting in the habit of going to bed at a set time and waking up at a set time will also alleviate your symptoms associated with depression.

 

3 Natural Tips To Relieve Symptoms Of Depression

Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2017). 3 Natural Tips To Relieve Symptoms Of Depression. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 18, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/coping-depression/2017/09/3-natural-tips-to-relieve-symptoms-of-depression/

 

Last updated: 22 Sep 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Sep 2017
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