Have You Loss Interest in Life and Feeling Blue?
Depression is a serious condition that many are facing these days. The numbers are going up each year. If you feel a bit hopeless then hang in there. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it can shine on you.
But just what is depression? What is it with these mood swings and the mental fatigue?
Depression is a disruption of the brains neurochemistry. The neural pathways of the brain provide a role with your motivation, energy levels and mood.
Many people have counted on prescription drugs to help them cope. This has helped some but others may not be able to take the side effects.
These disruptions can cause unusual impulses, increase in appetite, aggression and sadness. It's serious so let's look at some ways to fight depression naturally.
You may laugh, but exercise can do wonders for your mood. Just 30 minutes a day of low intensity three to five times a week can reduce symptoms by 30 percent.
Exercise can help you grow new brain cells. Just think about that a minute. Even stretching exercises for fifteen to twenty minutes a day, just three times a week can decrease depression symptoms 29 percent. If you are in good physical condition and want to see dramatic results, then running regularly can really benefit you. Losing weight can increase your IQ and brain health. So if you are overweight keep that in mind.
A healthy diet is essential for a healthy body and brain. Stop eating fast foods and processed foods. Think of them as your adversary. They want to defeat you and bring you down. Take the challenge and defeat them.
Fight back with a wholesome diet rich in real foods such as fruits, vegetables and fish. Spinach is high in folate, which is another good vitamin for your brain. A high quality fish oil or krill oil can give your brain a super boost. It contains the good fats. Rich in the fatty acids DHA and EPA fish oil is a real brain booster and can improve your mood. Getting enough sunshine will brighten your attitude. It can reset your internal clock and provide you with vitamin D3. Sunshine can regulate your hormones such as melatonin and increase serotonin levels.
Don't forget about vitamin B12. Many people are deficient in this important vitamin. It helps regulate mood and brain function while it fights depression and mood swings.
Some herbal remedies could help. St. John's Wort inhibits the reuptake of neurotransmitters and may help with anxiety and depression. Passionflower can be used for anxiety, insomnia and restlessness. It can help to calm your nerves and mind. If your cholesterol levels are too low, below 150, then that could cause depression as well. So have your levels checked. Reducing stress can relieve mental fatigue and improve brain functions. There are various ways to do this including meditation and Yoga. Yoga can alter brain chemistry and stimulate the release of endorphins while releasing stress. Massages can enhance your well-being and relax you, so treat yourself. Maintaining close friends will help you to manage your moods and improve your lifestyle so get out there and mingle.
Take control of your life again. Decide that you want to feel good and take action with the important suggestions within this article.
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