We’ve all heard that sports and fitness can help when we’re feeling stressed and anxious. However, it can also help with those suffering from depression.
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Researchers from Cochrane Collaboration looked at over 35 case studies involving the effects of sports and depression. In these findings they discovered that while it did not cure anyone from their depression, severally of the symptoms expressed by patients not doing any exercise were not present for those keeping active.
Speaking with a professional and keeping a certain level of fitness provides better opportunities for overcoming depression. By exercising on a consistent basis, it allows your body temperature to rise, which also calms it down and releases endorphins and neurotransmitters, which are feel-good chemicals.
Keeping an active life may not be at the top of one’s mind, but it is a positive step in overcoming the depression
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