I felt the need to write a little bit more on this subject because I received a lot of feedback on it. So the basic concept is that we should understand that there are other options to relieving depression and anxiety besides taking an anti-depressant. The last time we talked about exercise in any form whatsoever. Another option that will play very nicely with exercise is a healthy diet.
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids has been known to reduce the feelings of depression and anxiety. Eating fish is probably one of the best ways to get our omega-3’s. Salmon, bluefish, shrimp, scallops, even anchovies & sardines are all good sources. I’ve also heard that organic red meat has a decent amount of omega-3’s too. Who wouldn’t want a little surf & turf?
There are also two supplements worth mentioning – Fish Oil and St. John’s Wort. You don’t need to take them together although there’s nothing to say that you can’t. The fish oil can be used as a supplement to your omega-3 intake…or if you’re not particularly fond of fish. St. John’s Wort is said to promote a healthy mood. Just make sure you read the instructions on the label and always check with your doctor or pharmacy if you’re taking other medications.
So, a little cardio workout + fish for din din = healthy & happy 🙂