If you’ve lived with depression or know of somebody who has, then you know just how much of a heartache it really is. Waking up in the morning in a cloud of indifference, inertia, sadness and heaviness…and not knowing how long it will go on for, is part of the depression experience. For some this low time lasts a short time like an hour or two…but for others it can go for weeks or even months.
No matter what your situation may be, if you are affected by depression –as most of us are at some point in our lives – there is hope. There are successful ways you can manage your depression and enjoy your life, and one of the much-talked about ones is…
Forget busting your backside in the gym and dropping and giving me 20! All it takes is three 30 minute sessions a week and you’ll start seeing positive results when it comes to your depression. That’s because exercise stimulates the release of endorphins throughout your body, which naturally improve your mood and help you sleep better and deal with stress more effectively.
It can be something as easy as a lovely, relaxing walk out in the fresh air of your neighbourhood three times a week. Nature itself is a great healer, so combined with the exercise generated through walking three times each week, and you’re on the road to feeling better!
Exercise helps improve your mind and your body, which in turn lessens those horrible feelings of depression you really want to get rid of.
And you can overcome the inertia!
Depression can render us totally indifferent to everything, but the gradual approach to exercise is best. Maybe start by vacuuming the house, or taking a walk around the block? Once you start, you’ll feel better right away.
You just have to start!
So be patient, ease yourself into exercise three days a week, and start smiling and living again.