Eric Springsteen | Eric1
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Exercise Can Help You Manage Depression

May 2nd 2011 at 12:58 PM

Depression is too serious to cope with on your own. You need a doctor's care. But there are some things you can do on your own to reduce stress and help you feel better while you wait for treatment to take effect.

Learn new ways of taking care of yourself. Getting the right amount of sleep is important. While there's no "depression diet," making good food choices can help. Try to exercise at least a few times a week. Studies show that regular physical activity -- even walking -- can make you happier, build stamina, and boost self-esteem.

Getting on a daily schedule and setting modest goals will ease you back into the rhythm of your life. Learning to relax -- with yoga, meditation, or breathing exercises -- will help too.

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