Everyone gets the blues, and studies show that more than 3 million Americans have mild depression. While drug therapies are common and helpful, new research reported in The New York Times suggests that talking to someone (preferably a professional, but possibly a friend) several times a week can be as effective as pills.
I know I've had ups and downs, and here's another helpful article that lists 7 ways you can start feeling better today. Here's my roundup of the best tips, below:
- Walk for 30 minutes (or even 15) 6 times a week.
- Take a 10-minute breather. Focus on how air feels moving in and out your lungs.
- Eat fish like tuna and salmon to boost your Omega-3 fatty acid intake. You can also get supplements at the health food store.
- Listen to music. It's the next best mood lifter next to exercise.
What works for you when you need to beat the blues?