Navigation Links
Maintaining Routine Can Chase Holiday Blues Away
Date:12/22/2007

The season is stressful, but simple steps can help you cope

SATURDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- While the Christmas season is a time of joy and celebration for many, it can trigger holiday blues in some people.

If you are prone to holiday blues, there are things you can do to help prevent them, says Dr. Rajnish Mago, director of the Mood Disorders Program at the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Mago offered the following tips:

  • Maintain your daily routine as much as possible. Don't vary by more than an hour either way the time you normally wake up, eat and go to bed. Sticking to your daily routine can help stabilize your biorhythm and reduce stress and sadness.
  • Get exercise, which is an important stress-reliever. Research has shown that aerobic exercise alone can reduce depression. Get at least 30 minutes (45 minutes is better) of exercise a day. If you're older or have health problems, check with your doctor before you start an exercise program.
  • Limit your chocolate consumption. Research has shown that chocolate can give people a temporary mood boost, but it can increase sadness over the long-term.
  • If you have to spend time with relatives or friends with whom there may be conflict, determine beforehand how you're going to deal with the situation, rather than simply getting swept up in a bad situation.
  • Instead of scouring overcrowded stores for the perfect gift for each person, buy gift cards or certificates. Or you can purchase presents online or over the phone.

More information

Mental Health America has more about holiday depression and stress.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Thomas Jefferson University, news release, December 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. LifeMasters Provides Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Cholesterol Level
2. More reports of children having trouble falling asleep than maintaining sleep
3. K-State Veterinary Lab Routinely Tests For Bluetongue Virus; Lab Director Says Strains Found in Kansas, U.S. Usually Less-Virulent
4. VivaScope(R) Confocal Imager May Eliminate Need for Routine Skin Biopsies for Dermatology Patients
5. Early, routine testing for HIV is key to curbing the disease among teens
6. JAMA Reports HIV Spike Among Gay Men; AHF Says Routine Testing, Effective Prevention Needed
7. Studies find stable sleep patterns and regular routines may improve outcomes in bipolar disorder
8. MaxLife Fund Corp. purchases a portfolio of Life Settlement Policies with a face value of $4,000,000
9. Northstar Healthcare Announces Option to Purchase a 60% Interest in The Palladium for Surgery - Dallas
10. Tyco International Increases Quarterly Dividend 36 Percent to 15 Cents per Share; Initiates New $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
11. Consumer Group: Hillary Clintons Mandatory Health Insurance Purchase Plan is an Act of War on the Middle Class Family That Cant Afford $12k Policy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Maintaining Routine Can Chase Holiday Blues Away
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Compliancy Group LLC is pleased to offer ... the country. The Guard was specifically designed to handle each element required for ... updates, and compliance coaching. , In addition to meeting the compliance needs of ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Emergency rooms provide emergency care to stabilize ... can leave patients with dental emergencies at risk of losing a tooth or their ... care. , Common dental emergencies include:, , Avulsed or ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Dr. ... office is now offering a variety of comprehensive procedures for facial enhancement. The ... facial volume restoration, lip enhancement and nasal reshaping. , As a result, ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Ongoing news of the ravages of ... (ALCA) to conduct a survey that takes a closer look at cases of TBI ... prevalence and causes of TBI among the aging population, and identifies the challenges associated ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 ... ... employee benefits advisory organization, welcomes S.S. Nesbitt as the latest addition to its ... and has seven other locations throughout the Southeast, from Orlando to Huntsville and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016  LexisNexis® Risk ... technology, today announced the launch of LexisNexis ... solution that helps improve and optimize the quality ... of performance using severity-adjusted scores. By measuring provider ... critical solution to deliver better outcomes, improve the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Calif. , Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... a synergistic confluence of various technologies that ... propositions, previously unavailable. These opportunities create a ... convergence, in turn, drives the development of ... scenario is characterized by technology convergences, which ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 2016 Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE ... for sickle cell disease and heart failure, today announced ... units at a price to the public of $0.275 ... the Company,s common stock and one warrant to purchase ... exercise price of $0.42 per share. The warrants are ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: