Let your New Year’s resolution know you’re in it for the long haul. By taking the following steps, you’ll steadily become the healthier, lighter, younger-looking and all-around better you you’ve always wanted to be. Set out with determination, make the right food, exercise and lifestyle choices, and you’ll get to enjoy a makeover that’ll last a lifetime. Step into 2013 with a renewed sense of what it means to live well!
\r\n“Depression is a problem that is not to be ignored. If you or a family member is suffering from depression, seek the help of a medical professional. Here are some things you can do to improve your mental health, help your heart and lengthen your lifespan:\r\n
\r\nStretch it out! Exercises like yoga raises levels of endorphins, which relieves stress and gives your brain the feeling of pleasure.
\r\n\r\nTake your omega-3s! In addition to helping the heart, omega-3s also help with depression and low mood. Many psychiatrists recommend it for their patients for depression. You can increase your omega-3’s with a supplement or in your diet by eating more salmon, flaxseeds and walnuts.
\r\n\r\nGet more sunshine! Inadequate sunlight is a common cause of depression (called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD), If you suspect a connection between depression and the time of year, you may benefit from a sun lamp. Talk to your doctor about this.”
- Mehmet Oz, MD