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5 Ways To Watch Out For Yourself

New research shows that depression is linked to inflammation. Below are 5 ways to lower your depression as well as your inflammation.

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1. Do Breathing Exercises

Take 10-20 minutes out of your day to do simple calming breathing exercises to reduce stress and lower inflammation. Studies show that 20 minutes of yoga breathing can reduce inflammatory markers in the body.

2. Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Refined sugar and trans-fats can lead to inflammation in the body and chronic diseases. Early humans did not eat factory-processed food, and cutting it out can lead to a healthier lifestyle and body.

3. Inflammation

Exercising and Managing your stress levels is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle. Without these, you become subject to inflammations in your immune system, making you physically weaker and more susceptible to sickness in your brain and throughout the body.

4. Mind Over Body Exercise

Not only does your body need to exercise 2-3 days a week but your mind does also. Yoga is shown to boost natural antioxidants in the body that fight off inflammation.

5. How Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Help

There has been recent studies that are trying to see if anti-inflammatory drugs may help combat depression. Low dosage of these drugs, usually used to treat illness such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, mixed with a patient's antidepressant, have been found to lower the individual's feelings of depression.

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