Exercise and Depression - A Natural Way to Feel Better  
by P.S. Orr
that causes a myriad of symptoms, including feeling sad or despondent. Patients feel
"blue" and are no longer enjoying activities that used to bring them happiness. Sleep
patterns may be disrupted, appetites change, and low energy is common. Daily
activities become more difficult to complete. These symptoms last for over two
weeks and sometimes with escalation.

There are many treatment options available:

1. Psychotherapy and pharmaceuticals are commonly recommended by the medical
world. Finding an anti depressant that helps takes some trial and error. A prescription
that words well for some patients may worsen symptoms in another.

2. Natural herbal supplements are often used by many people with mild to moderate
depression. Herbs such as St. John's wort have been described as helpful.

3. Physical activity play a more prominent role in relieving depression than in the past
and actually elevates moods. When a person works out at an aerobic level, the brain
releases chemicals called endorphins. After a good workout, a person may actually
feel euphoric. Endorphins are the feel-good chemicals from the brain and make a big
positive difference for many sufferers.

Along with releasing endorphins, regular exercise reduces stress and boosts
self-esteem. Physical benefits of exercise are numerous as it strengthens heart
muscles, increases energy, lowers blood pressure, improves muscle tone, and
strengthens bones. Regular exercise minimizes weight problems as well.

One of the best side effects of working out is getting better and more restful sleep.
This is a very important benefit to those who have a hard time sleeping. Depression
is a treatable condition. Talk to a doctor before implementing a regular exercise
routine. Physical activity is one of the best natural options available for depressed
patients. For some patients, working out may actually be a better treatment option
than taking anti-depressants. Exercise markedly improves a patient's well-being.


About The Author

P.S. Orr has been writing articles for 6 years on a variety of topics of interest
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The concepts of exercise and
depression have been studied for
years and much has been proven
that gives hope to many people that
physical activity can actually provide a
natural relief to many depressive
disorders. Depression impacts millions
of people each year, but this mental
health condition is highly treatable
and exercise is one tool that many
therapists are using to help provide
healing.

What is real depression?

Depression is a chemical imbalance
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