Dr. Nesochi shares some tips on how to beat the blues on Teen Vogue.

Swing the Blues Away

Even if you’re not lucky enough to live by this terrifying/ridiculous swingset at the end of the world, chances are you still have a pretty awesome playground somewhere close by. “Swinging is a great form of exercise,” says Dr. Nesochi Igbokwe, an attending physician at NYU Langone Medical Center. “There are many added benefits to routine physical activity and exercise such as increased energy levels and improved mood. Endorphins released when you exercise may help combat feelings of depression,”

Let Them Choose

“Taking out at least an hour or two every week for an activity you enjoy can help you relax and de-stress. Coping mechanism to deal with life stressors are crucial since chronic stress ay make one susceptible to depression,” says Dr. Igbokewe. Help your friend feel better by taking the time to do something they like to do, even if it’s play video games.

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