10 Science-Backed Tips to Beat Depression


  1. Spend time with friends – regular social contact can boost self-confidence and self-esteem in a person
  2. Play with a dog – National Alliance on Mental Health suggests that there are many health benefits associated with interacting with a pet. Real dog owners tend to have lower blood pressure.
  3. Get a massage – massage therapy has amazing mind -body connection.
  4. Drink 1-2 cups of coffee or tea – modest caffeine intake decreases risk of depression
  5. Eat mood-boosting foods like banana, kiwi and pineapple which contain serotonin
  6. Take more Omega-3 – consume more fish and salmon. Harvard Medical School suggests that EPA and DHA are helpful for mood disorders.
  7. Vitamin B – Mayo Clinic’s research suggests that low levels of certain B vitamins may be linked to depression.
  8. Break out of your routine- do something different and challenging
  9. Take walks in the parks or gardens – a connection with Nature will lift your mood and relax your mind
  10. Exercise can boost your mood – we all know that physical exercises can stimulate the release of neurochemicals that boost our mood.

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