Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?
- Get regular exercise. Even 30 minutes three times a week can help release mood-boosting endorphins.
- Get support. Confiding in a friend, partner or counselor can help work through challenges and help you not face the situation alone.
- Eat well. A poor diet not only depletes energy levels but a deficiency in certain nutrients (such as iron) can result in fatigue and feelings of depression. Foods high in uplifting serotonin include oats, turkey, milk, pasta and other carbohydrate-rich foods.