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  •  Thank you for that; that's very wise. A few (0+ / 0-)

    recurring themes I see in the answers are the important of human contact, exercising, and nature.  When it comes to aches and pains, and feeling depressed, one of the most effective "treatments" I've seen is to go out and enjoy nature, and to take a long walk.  Exercising, including Yoga or Tai Chi are also great.

    But just taking a long walk in nature is the best...

    •  Long walks in the sunshine can be very helpful (2+ / 0-)
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      but weather can prevent that for many of us. I have learned after moving to northern Illinois that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is very real. If your friend lives in a place with long winter nights (or constant cloud cover), SAD may be a contributing factor. Symptoms usually build up slowly in the late autumn and winter months. Here is a link to more information. I now have light therapy lamps on my office and home desks.

      "It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's the thing you know for sure that just ain't so." Mark Twain

      by Expat Okie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 09:18:32 AM PST

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