Fitness and mental health (depression)

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Jun 18, 2017 1:46am
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Some studies have found that exercise can be a moderately helpful treatment for mild to moderate depression in adults. Exercise should therefore be considered as an important lifestyle change that is used in addition to other treatments for depression.

The benefits that can be attained from exercise depend on the amount of exercise that is undertaken. Most studies showing that exercise was helpful used aerobic exercise (such as running or walking), for at least 30 minutes, three times a week, for at least eight weeks. However, more research is needed to work out the best type of exercise, how often and for how long it should be done, and whether it is better in a group or individually.

The current recommendation is at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most, and preferably all, days of the week. People with significant heart or respiratory illnesses should seek medical advice before starting on an exercise program.

11 Oct
i totally agree that exercising plays an important role in overcoming bad days. i suffered badly through my depression and also had the mindset that excercise does nothing. i was wrong, now im happier than iv ever been. at times i find it hard to get up and do anything but i still push myself to achieve the toughest goals. i exercise to have a healthy mind body spirit. thats my 'why'.
12 Oct
Ula P I can totally relate to your story I also suffer with major depression. If you ever want to have a chat or need any advice let me know
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