Does Exercise Help Depression?
The most important thing is to find a form of exercise that you like and that you can work into your schedule; the right “dose” of exercise is the one that works for a particular person!
It has been concluded from different studies that brief periods of exercise can help lift a persons mood. It is thought that the endorphins the body releases during exercise is what gives a person that “runners high”, or a up-swing in their mood. The effects from exercises have been comparable to the effects of taking anti-depressants.
These beneficial effects shouldn’t replace the traditional, alternative forms of treatment for depression. Even though its not written in stone, the studies made give us every reason to believe that adding an aerobic exercise can enhance the effects of the other alternative forms of treatment.