How to Boost Your Mood and Help With Depression
There are a lot of things that can bring your mood down right now. If you read too much news on the internet about the coronavirus it can seriously impact your mood and even make you feel depressed. Even just scrolling through your feeds on social media can be a downer. So, what is one way you can boost your mood? The answer: Yoga!
A new study found that weekly sessions of yoga may ease depressive symptoms in people who have other mental health issues. The results were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The participants in the study had a formal diagnosis of a mental health issue. They did an average of one to two weekly yoga sessions for about 2.5 months. Researchers found that yoga moderately eased depressive symptoms compared with no or self-help treatment. And the more yoga sessions a person did each week, the less depressed they became.
So why yoga? Yoga is an ancient practice that has been studied since the early 1900’s for its psychophysiological benefits. The practice brings together the mind and body. It’s been found to reduce stress, regulate emotion, boost mood and instill a sense of well-being. These are all things that are key to helping improve mental health problems,
If you are not someone who has mental illnesses or suffers from depression you can still benefit from practicing yoga. Studies also show that incorporating yoga into your exercise routine can help promote sleep quality. The practice has been shown to increase the secretion of melatonin, which is the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness. And, let’s be honest, we could all use some better-quality sleep right now.
Have you found any other ways to help boost your mood? We’d love to incorporate any tricks we can right now to help us feel a little happier. Let us know at Elite Storage, your hometown Lafayette storage units.