Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication—but without the side-effects, of course.
In addition to relieving depression symptoms, research also shows that maintaining an exercise schedule can prevent you from relapsing.
Exercise is a powerful depression fighter for many reasons.
It promotes all kinds of changes in the brain including:
new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being
releases endorphin's, a powerful chemicals in your brain that energize your spirits and make you feel good.
Also, exercise can serve as a distraction, allowing you to find some quiet time to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression.
Even a little bit of exercise is better than nothing!
Research shows that moderate levels of exercise are best for most people.
That you breathe a little heavier than normal, but are not out of breath. For example, you should be able to chat with your walking partner, but not easily sing a song.
That your body feels warmer as you move, but not overheated or very sweaty.
It's OK to start small. Just start! And as always, Integrity Health Coaching Centers are here for you when you need the help!
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Integrity Health is a franchise company residing in New Hampshire. We specialize in health coaching centers combining fitness with weight loss to optimize and promote optimal health. We are also the national purveyors of the EZCOACH Fitness Prescription System licensed by fitness professionals.