This is an excellent reason to include plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits in our diets. Exercise is also an important lifestyle factor choice, because it reduces the activity of the body’s stress and inflammation systems. Exercise does this in part by reducing pro-inflammatory proteins and increasing anti-inflammatory proteins in the blood. Today, we can engage in many activities that are not very physical. These include watching TV, playing video games, and surfing the Internet.
- Too much stress can contribute to depression and other health problems.
- Whilst this may be caused by an underlying condition such as anaemia or hyperthyroidism, it’s very often to do with an irregular sleeping pattern or not enough sleep.
- Let us consider factors that contribute to an increased risk for depression and decide if we can choose a path of health that reduces our risk of this illness.
- The systematic secretion of neurochemicals such as