Now, in my previous article on how to exercise when depressed, I emphasized the importance of whisker goals as a way to build up your level of physical activity by starting off in small, manageable chunks.
The first thing you mightthink of when it comes to exercise and depression is what is commonly known as“runner’s high.” This describes the release of endorphins that your brainexperiences when you physically exert yourself. Endorphins are a type ofneurotransmitter, or chemical messenger. They help relieve pain and stress.
You’re not alone. Nearly everyone I have spoken to has experienced supreme difficulty exercising while depressed — although not one of these people ever reported feeling worse after a walk.
A suggests exercise may effectively prevent and treat . Previous research has pointed to the various benefits of exercise for depression, but many of the studies have been poorly designed or too small. A 2013 review concluded there was insufficient evidence to prove that exercise is effective against depression, so the three new studies collectively offer and insight for depression treatment.