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Using Exercise to Relieve Depression
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This is a reasonable way to remedy a serious problem, SparkFriends. As well as healthy. I like this option
An insidious problem too often ignored, out of fear or out of ignorance. Great article!
Today I thought I was ill and I did not want to do anything. I read your article and after using the gazelle I really am feeling better. We live in Maine and we often have days too cold to want to walk. I was feeling ill and it was depression and changed my mind. Thank you.! Pat in Maine.
When I went off my anti-depressants (after 20+ years) my therapist stressed the importance of walking at least 30 minutes a day. It has worked for me.
Having lived with depression since childhood, a lot of this information I’ve heard before. However, what really struck me was the concept of “picking sides”! Thank you for this and other great articles
Thank you for pointing how exercising can help with depression
This is a very well balanced article. Pity about the title which could have people with depression thinking 'walking away from depression ' is unrealistic. But actually, a little bit of exercise, when you can manage, can indeed ease depression a little.
Exercise has been helping with my depression.
I've suffered from depression my whole life. My Daddy and my Brother also suffered from depression. It has made me a prisoner in my own home for the past 20 years. I'm in a battle for me!
Exercise really helps with depression!
I am fighting depressioN now. I have meds that seem to work. I have started exercising and it helps. If I don't, it sneaks up on me.
I am 80 and live in Ohio. I would enjoy swimming and I do it outdoors in the Summer. We have 2 options in Winter. The High School where it is impossible to find a close parking space and long halls to get to the pool. The water is cold because the hold relays at that beautiful facility. The second option is the Hospitals Therapy building. It is so small that you bump into each other constantly. The YMCA joined the High School so you use that pool.
I've struggled with depression for years. I found that exercise did help me combat it. I've also found that if I skip exercise, the self doubt creeps in as well as the behaviors that go with it.
Thank you for the great article. I have taken medications for depression for years and the combination of them has made such a huge difference in the quality of my life. I know I will take them for the rest of my days. That said, I am also a firm believer in the power of exercise and its healing effects. For me, combining the two forms of treatment make life exuberant.
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