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Expat Health Insurance News: Physical activity 'relieves depression'

Depressed expat health insurance customers may realise benefits from engaging in a work-out regime.

Transforming Stress to Success author and mindfulness-based Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner Michelle Clemmons noted that the word 'exercise' can create psychological barriers for people.

Therefore, she recommended people consider physical activities that give them pleasure and make these into a list.

Many individuals enjoy going dancing, performing gardening, playing with children or walking the dog, the expert stated, adding that "other less physical activities" can also be useful for raising mood.

People must ensure they do not consider these as exercise, she pointed out.

Reading funny books, watching comedy television programmes, series or movies and similar activities are some of her other suggestions.

"Laughter therapy really works and it's something that we all enjoy", Ms Clemons declared.

Life experiences have a vital role in determining a person's levels of anxiety and depression, recent research from Virginia Commonwealth University found.

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