Six important tips to combat depression

Exercise for at least 30 minutes, three to five days a week, has been shown to dramatically reduce depressed symptoms.

1. Go for a Run

Exercises that focus on building strength can also help with depressive symptoms.

2. Lift Some Weights

Another exercise that can help with depressive symptoms is doing yoga, especially when accompanied with cognitive behavioural therapy.

3. Practice Yoga

Another Eastern practise that could lessen depression is tai chi.

4. Try Tai Chi moves

The key to feeling better may be as simple as moving forward with one foot in front of the other.

5. Walk Regularly

Serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter that supports mood, has been proven to rise when exposed to sunlight.

6. Get a Healthy Dose of Sunlight