Depression and our environment

Andrew Weil discussed behaviours strongly associated with depression:

1. reduced physical activity
2. human contact
3. overconsumption of processed food
4. a desire for endless distraction

Weil says these are the very behaviours that more and more people now can indulge in, or are even forced to embrace by the nature of their sedentary indoor jobs.

What do you think?

Is the opposite true? Increasing activity and meaningful contact, eating more healthful foods and limiting distractions help to insulate a person from emotional buffering?

Source: Andrew Weil Spontaneous Happiness, Page 38

One thought on “Depression and our environment

  1. Yes, activity, diet and lifestyle definetly can have an effect on depression – these things effect you mentally, physically & spiritually. Makes perfect sense to me.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s