5 Minute Things to Cope with Stress

Mental Well-Being
managing stress
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Stress when goes beyond the limits leads to depression which a is a chronic disorder that affects the mental health. It is mainly characterized by constant low mood, feeling of sadness and loss of interest. If anyone around you or you yourself are coping with severe stress consult the best psychiatrist in Karachi or any main city of Pakistan log on to Marham.pk. Here we are mentioning some little efforts which you can do to reduce stress level.

Exercise:

Exercise helps to fight against depression as it boosts feel-good chemicals termed as endorphins. It may also have long duration benefits for people suffering from depression. And for this purpose not very tough exercise is needed only walking a few times a week may help amazingly.

Folate:

There is a strong relationship between low levels of folic acid, which is the synthetic form of folate, and depression. Taking 500 mg of folic acid daily magnificently improves the effectiveness of recommended antidepressant medications.

To enhance folate levels one should consume Folate-rich foods daily. These include;

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Fortified cereals
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Sunflower
  • Avocado
    avocado can relieve stress

Zinc:

Zinc is naturally related to normal mental functions such as learning and behavior. Low level of this nutrient in blood is strongly associated with depression.

Consuming 25-mg zinc supplement daily for 12 weeks greatly reduce depression symptoms and severity. Zinc supplements consumption also help to increase the amount of available omega-3 fatty acids in the body which also take part in the battle against depression.

Dehydroepiandrosterone(DHEA):

It is a hormone that is produced inside the body naturally. Changes in levels of this hormone are considered as a reason of developing depression. Several preliminary studies indicated and proved remarkable improvement in depression symptoms by DHEA consumption as a dietary supplement but it has some serious side effects if consumed much higher doses for long term duration.
5 Minute Things to Cope with Stress

Avoid Refined Carbohydrates and Sugars:

Foods rich in carbohydrates and sugar enhance the release of special hormone termed as serotonin. Serotonin is a natural opioid that acts on the brain similarly in the way of the drug opium. Indeed refined sugars and carbohydrate diet improve the mood tremendously but it is just the feeling of a moment and after that these mood makers turn the depression symptoms worse.

Stay positive and be satisfied with what you have, it will keep the stress and depression far away.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.

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