Tuesday 19 October 2010

Depression - Let's Move

If you are dealing with depression, as many of us are, you
might be interested in a way that you can lift your spirits
from time to time and help yourself to be able to cope
successfully with the depression you're dealing with.
Unfortunately, it is going to take some effort on your part
to be able to feel any relief from this illness but by
putting forth the effort, you will feel almost immediate
relief at least to a certain extent. What could be so
beneficial that it could help us to relieve our anxieties
and depression naturally?

Believe it or not, I'm talking about exercise and if you are
able to exercise on a regular basis, you can actually
diminish the amount of depression that you are feeling as a
result. Many of us are familiar with the fact that exercise
releases endorphins into our body and these are feel good
hormones. As a matter of fact, many people who exercise on
a regular basis are addicted to a certain extent to these
feelings that they get because of their exercise. Even
though it may not remove your anxiety and depression
altogether, it can certainly help you to be able to feel
better and to cope more readily.

There are two basic types of exercise that you can do,
aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic exercise seems to be the
most beneficial for those who are dealing with depression.
It gets your heart rate up, gets you sweating (which
releases toxins from the body) and if you continue to
exercise in this way for 20 minutes, a flood of endorphins
will be released into your body. Most people find that
after they exercise regularly for one to two weeks, they
begin to recognize differences in the way that they feel.

Another reason why exercise may be beneficial to your
depression is because it helps you to even out many of the
things that might be out of balance in your body. Exercise
makes you healthy and a healthy mind and body is more
readily able to fight the depression that you are feeling.
Not only that, most people feel good about the way that they
look whenever they begin to tone up from the exercise that
they are doing. Give it a try and stick with it for long
enough to recognize a difference. You will be happy that
you did.

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