How to deal with depression

How to deal with depression

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In this post we look at how different sources on the internet view anger management.

The NZ site at Depression.Org has good suggestions.  Under the lifestyle part is a section about relaxation which includes muscle relaxation and breathing techniques.  There is a progressive relaxation exercise that is available in audio form on the site, followed by a similar exercise for breathing techniques.  The lifestyle part also has a section on getting active, describing how endorphins released during exercise make us feel better.  A number of different activities are suggested including walking, running, swimming and Tai Chi.

At HelpGuide, they suggest the following:

Practice relaxation techniques. A daily relaxation practice can help relieve symptoms of depression, reduce stress, and boost feelings of joy and well-being. Try yoga, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or meditation.

They also encourage the healing properties of Exercise.

Healthline includes both relaxation and exercise in their list of 20 things you can do to fight depression.

The Canadian site Heads Up Guys includes tips for Relaxation under the section Stress Management and has a section on Exercise.

We could find many other examples on the internet of advice for treating depression that includes amongst its suggestions both relaxation and exercise.  There can be no doubt that those two, properly applied, have huge benefits.