This Type of Exercise May Help Relieve Depression

"Strength training is good for your body and your mind, according to a new review of more than 30 previously published studies.

The paper, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, found that resistance exercise training (RET), such as weightlifting and strength training, is associated with a significant reduction in depressive symptoms. It also, of course, comes with physical benefits, like making bones stronger and preventing chronic conditions."

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Now haven’t thought of strength training. But my exercise of choice is walking for depression. For me, its safer since am a klutz!! But maybe use light weight to see how that goes.



When I did crossfit regularly, I felt a lot better.
Now when I go more than a month without going to the gym and training (weight and endurance) I feel sluggish and achey. I don’t know if I believe that the training itself “reduces” depression–but the lifestyle of taking care of yourself and doing it to feel good (not to lose weight, fit into a new dress, because your doctor begged you to) definitely is a huge help.

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Visiting gym 3 times a week really helps me to stay not only fit, but also full with energy. I communicate and do exercises, and just don’t have time to think about my illness