Fighting Depression by Getting Outside

Transcript: It’s warming up here in the valley, but even if it’s not bitter cold outside, many senior citizens may find themselves limiting their time outdoors in the winter health experts say that can cause some serious problems. Doctors say staying indoors for extended periods of time can lead to a form of┬ádepression, “people think about winter as a time when they’re shut in, they don’t go out, they close the curtains, they sit inside and they’re lonely. I think that you have to take the other approach. The other approach. Experts say if you’re healthy it’s ok to hit the great outdoors, as long as you dress appropriately, and if you have questions about exercises and outdoor sports that would be right for you, talk to your doctor.

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