You CAN beat Depression
Get regular exercise When you’re depressed, exercising may be the last thing you feel like doing. In fact, studies show that regular exercise can be as effective as antidepressant medication at increasing energy levels and decreasing feelings of fatigue. Scientists haven’t figured out exactly why exercise is such a potent antidepressant, but evidence suggests that physical activity triggers new cell growth in the brain, increases mood-enhancing neurotransmitters and endorphins, reduces stress, and relieves muscle tension—all things that can have a positive effect on depression.To gain the most benefits, aim for 30 minutes of exercise per day. You can start small, though, as short 10-minute bursts of activity can have a positive effect on your mood.
Here are a few easy ways to get moving:
Take the stairs rather than the lift
Park your car in the farthest spot in the car park
Take a dog for a walk
Pair up with an exercise partner
Walk while you’re chatting on the phone
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