Knowing how to recognize when a loved one may be suffering in silence is important, but so is knowing how to beat the blues.
As we navigate through these unprecedented times, we’d like to share some pointers on dealing with depression. Here are some tips below.
Seek Professional Help
As we get older, life happens and that can affect our mental health. If you know of a loved one, or feel that you need someone to talk to, seek professional help through your Medicare provider. Therapy and psychological services are offered in Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). You can visit with these types of professionals:
- Clinical Psychologist
- Clinical Social Worker
- Physician Assistant
Physical Activity: Get Moving!
One key way to reduce feelings of depression is to do something you love. Physical activity doesn’t have to be an intense workout; low-impact exercises work well for staying positive. You can do activities that are outdoors or indoors; such as gardening, cleaning or water aerobics which are great ways to get your body moving. Being active can lead to increased levels of energy, improved moods and helps prevent injuries. So, get moving!
What can you do to stay healthy?
Variety is the spice of life. So implement a plan to get physically active. For more inspiration of senior citizen fitness you can search for videos on YouTube or Google. Also, make sure you are reaching out to your family members and friends to help keep you in good mental health space. Talking with loved ones could help you feel the burst of positive emotions you are needing to carry you through the day. It is also important to make sure you are eating healthy, well-balanced meals.
Speaking with our licensed Medicare professionals really is the secret to mastering great health and getting your Medicare right the first time.
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