Depression is a very common psychological condition that is experienced by both men and women throughout the world.

Here are some possible ways to help prevent depression, according to WebMD.



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Sort out the basics!

Be sure to take care of yourself adequately by not neglecting your basic needs.

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Sleep is often one of the most basic of needs that many people seem to neglect. Set yourself a time to retire to bed and stick to it. Make your room environment as calm and comfortable as possible. You must be able to have a good night’s rest without being distracted.

Consuming a healthy and balanced diet will not only keep you healthy but it will also provide you with the energy that your body requires to get through the day. If you need help in creating a diet plan of healthy and balanced meals, seek the help of a dietitian.

Similarly, it is important to engage in some form of exercise in order to keep your body fit. Remember that exercise offers our bodies many health benefits, including the release of endorphins – those ‘feel good’ hormones!

If you do not know where to start or how to put a suitable workout routine together for yourself, seek the assistance of a physical trainer. There may be many available at your local gym.

While All4Women endeavours to ensure health articles are based on scientific research, health articles should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice. Should you have concerns related to this content, it is advised that you discuss them with your personal healthcare provider.