Exercise and Depression

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ImageResearch abounds on Exercise and Depression. Sedentary lifestyles can lead to depression which lead to more sedentary time and essentially, more depression….. Yet another viscous depression cycle!

Exercise helps prevent and improve health, including high blood pressure, diabetes and arthritis, all of which are also conditions which are thought to increase depression. Yet another cycle…Research on anxiety, depression and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help reduce anxiety and improve mood but the link is not entirely clear.

Research also suggests that exercise may also help keep anxiety and depression from coming back once you’re feeling better. But,

Exercise probably helps ease depression in a number of ways, which may include:

  • Releasing feel-good brain chemicals that may ease depression (neurotransmitters and endorphins)
  • Reducing immune system chemicals that can worsen depression
  • Increasing body temperature, which may have calming effects

Exercise has many psychological and emotional…

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