Exercise: The Antidepressant Effects, the Psychological Benefits
It’s no secret that exercise is one of the best things one can do for a healthy mind, body, and soul. Not only is it the single most simplistic advice, it’s also easy to implement into your everyday life, and doesn’t require a dime. In addiction, exercise benefits your physical health as much as your mental health, if not more. In fact, research shows that it can help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
However, while exercise is easy to implement in every way possible, without the motivation to start, it’s hard to adopt. Especially for those who struggle with chronic depression and/or anxiety. So, if this is the case, then what?
Psych Central contributor writer John M. Grohol, Psy.D. explores this specific situation in a recent blog he published. The article highlights the antidepressant effects of exercise, the psychological benefits of exercise, and how to ultimately get started with an exercise routine – even on the hardest, most unmotivating of days.