Don't dig into ice cream whenever you feel down! Learn how to avoid emotional eating and find non-food ways to boost your mood. ―By Betsy Wiesendanger and Colby Golder
One study found that getting at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three to five times weekly cut symptoms of mild to moderate depression nearly in half. Or go out in the sun. Sunlight appears to increase serotonin in the brain (serotonin levels have been linked to depression).