Seniors Need to Stay Active to Fight Depression
by Kevin Caruso
The senior years should be wonderful years. A lifetime of experience can bring great wisdom. And there can be time to start new hobbies, travel, and meet new people.
But for many seniors, their lives are filled with sadness and apathy.
And the cause is usually depression.
Depression is extremely common for elderly people. About one third of the people 65 and older have depression.
If you think that you may be suffering from depression, please make appointments with a doctor and a therapist.
You always want to get assessed by a doctor and a therapist if you think that you have depression. So, make those appointments today if you need to.
If you need treatment, please get it.
In addition to any treatment that you might receive, please consider changes that you might make to your lifestyle to help fight your depression.
Staying active is extremely important -- both physically and mentally.
Exercise is very important for your mental health. So make sure that you exercise regularly. But please consult with your doctor before you begin an exercise program.
Engage in the physical activities that you enjoy. This is very important, because if you don't enjoy your exercise program, you will not be inclined to continue with it.
And make sure that you stay mentally active. Reading is a wonderful activity.
And conversing with other people about topics that interest you also engages your mind in helpful way.
Socializing is also very important. Make sure that you have plenty of friends and social outlets.
And go to places that you enjoy. Go to spcial events. Go to locations with wonderful
scenery. Take day trips to exciting places.
And make sure that you have fun. Laughter is tremendously therapeutic.
So stay active to help fight depression. Exercise. Read. Socialize with friends. Go to special events. Visit beautiful sites.
Laugh. And enjoy the wonderful life that you have.
If you or someone you know is suicidal, please go to the Home Page of this website for immediate help.
I love you.