Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental health > Health-in-Motion Updated 26 January 2016 Negative people You know those people who are constantly complaining or who never have a nice word to say? “They can drain the energy out of you without you knowing it. Sure, you’re sweet to listen to their rants once in a while. But daily, even weekly, is way too much. Bite back: you might not be able to rid your life of these people entirely (maybe they’re relatives). But you can cut way back on your interactions with them. For instance, if your sister starts on another one of her tirades about how rotten her life is, tell her you understand, you sympathize, but you simply don’t have time to talk right now. Suggest a phone call next week or the week after. Maybe in the meantime, she’ll find someone else to unload her problems on. 0 More in Newsletters Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits? More: Daily Dose: Doctors often neglect their own mental healthHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition 6 healthy choices for the weekend Medical Years before Zika vaccine becomes available Medical Teen girls respond positively to knowing their breast cancer risk Medical Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS Medical 7 Unusual ways to take care of your heart Fitness 7 top butt exercises for guys From our sponsors Win one of 25 Webers valued at R2000 each! How to still have a good life with diabetes Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Lose weight Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits.