Physical fitness helps to treat depression

Fatigue and legarthy are common symptoms of depression.

An exercise program often provides the ideal solution.

Regular physical activity has proven to prevent and relieve many health issues, such as arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure. New research indicates that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also work to enhance mood and reduce anxiety. Working out takes your mind off problems and stress-triggers, breaking the cycle of negative thoughts. Strenuous activity produces feel-good endorphins, cannabis-like brain chemicals and other natural brain chemicals that promote a sense of well-being. As you set and achieve fitness goals, you gain confidence and feel good about your success. You gradually begin to feel stronger, healthier and better about your appearance. There’s the potential to meet and interact with new people who share a healthy lifestyle. Rather than drugs, alcohol or self-imposed solitude, physical activity and exercise are positive strategies. Physical activity covers anything that necessitates energy and works the muscles. Yardwork, going for a walk, washing the windows or sweeping the porch are all activities that get you up and moving. Structured exercise is planned and intended to improve and maintain physical fitness. Running, bicycling, lifting weights and anything that increases heart rate will help to enhance mood. Incorporating small amounts of activity during the day can make a significant difference. Trying new styles of exercise can offer all sorts of possibilities. A half an hour of exercise each day, three to five days a week, has shown to lessen depression and anxiety symptoms. Even ten to fifteen minutes of activity provides a positive impact.

 

Personal Fitness Expert