Exercise and Depression
by Robert D Hawkins
go tomorrow

There are many other excuses, but you get the picture. Let's face it when your down
in the dumps from depression it is difficult to even consider the idea of exercising. In
many ways this is one of the many ways that depression can cast a negative spell
over a person. When most people become depressed they become inactive and may
become reclusive.

In exploring the topic of "Exercise and Depression" first we must understand
endorphins. Endorphins are natural substances produced by the body that produce a
heightened sense of well being. The brain processes these natural substances
through special pleasure portals in the brain. Some research suggests that when a
person is in a state of depression the body fails to produce adequate amounts of
endorphins. These feel good substances are produced through exercise and other
pleasurable activities such as eating chocolate, laughter, or thinking about that long
anticipating tropical vacation.

Hopefully, by this point in this informational article title "Exercise and Depression" you
are at least partially convinced that exercise may be an option helpful for your
depression! But just considering exercise is not enough, you must do it. Most
exercise experts say that unless you are willing to dedicate 25 minutes three times a
week you are wasting your time; the person suffering with a bout of depression may
find that that is too much time to spend exercising and something they just can't get
motivated to do. The best approach in this situation is the baby step approach.
Examples of starting tiny would be:

*Take a 10 minute walk once a week
*Park further away at your workplace
*Do five pushups or sit-ups during your lunch hour
*After you finished shopping take the long way back to your car
*If you live in a community with a swimming pool, walk to the pool instead of driving
*Talk on your cell phone while doing a 20 minute walk
*Take the stairs instead of the elevator

Let's face it the above ideas may not produce enough endorphins for maximum
results but they will at least give you a starting point. Rome wasn't built in a day and
depression will not be banished in a day either.

Also, some fighting the good battle against depression have combined exercise with
natural remedies. These natural
are extremely safe and have
been shown to be effective in lessening common feelings of the blues and are an
additional option worth considering.


About The Author

R.D. Hawkins is an enthusiastic advocate of alternative natural health products and
supplements with over 10 years experience. To learn more about homeopathic
natural health visit
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Can exercise really help me with my
depression? This is a question many
depressed people ask themselves
when they sink into the dark hole
known as depression. They tend to
find excuses not to exercise such as:

*I just don't feel up to it today
*I'm simply too depressed to even
think about exercising
*Let me worry about getting out of
be first
*It won't help anyway
*Exercising isn't my thing
*I just don't have time
*Just go ahead without me today, I'll
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