Living Well with Bipolar Disorder

5 lifestyle strategies that can make the difference between feeling just okay and feeling great (7 Photos)

Laurie Tarkan on Feb 28, 2011 at 1:35AM

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Living Well with Bipolar Disorder

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Work It Out

There’s solid evidence that exercise can ease depression and help with managing bipolar disorder. The good news is almost anything, from high-intensity aerobics to meditative, relaxing yoga, can have this positive effect. Once you figure out which activity you want to pursue, try to make it a social event as well. With depression in particular, it’s easy to bail on your workout, but if you and a friend have a regular exercise date, like a morning walk or tennis game, you’re more likely to overcome inertia. Plus, keeping your social connections is also part of your wellness plan.

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