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Traveling With Holiday Depression

Experts share tips for dealing with holiday blues away from home.

Traveling With Depression: After You Arrive continued...

"I tell anyone who is just recently sober," Rodino says, "to skip the parties."

Treat yourself nicely -- exercise. "Vacation is a time to be nice to yourself," Muskin says, "an opportunity to take care of yourself a little better. For some, that means they're going to eat steak or have an extra beer. That's good, and they should do it. But taking care of yourself a little better also means getting up in the morning and going for a run."

When you treat yourself well physically, Rodino points out, you also are taking care of some important emotional needs. "Some people really need their daily walk," she says. "It's literally an antidepressant."

Reviewed on September 23, 2009

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