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#240131 - 07/25/08 08:38 AM Depression and Exercise
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Registered: 04/02/07
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Loc: Denver, CO
ok - so my therapist, my doctor, and a couple friends have all told me if I would exercise, even a little, it would help with my moods because of natural endorphins (or some-such-thing).

anyhoo - a couple weeks ago I got a pass to our local rec center - they open their pool for lap swimming at 5:30 3 times a week. Since I leave for work at 6:00 anyway, I decided I would force myself to try. And I'd do the "home gym" thing a couple days when the pool wasn't open.

And ya know somethin? It works. Oh, I'm not off my meds - but the difference on the days I do the exercises is very VERY noticable.

So if there's any of you die-hards out there suffering from anxiety, panic, depression - and saying "it will never work" - find the energy, drive, SOMEthing, to try it for a couple weeks. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

This concludes this announcement.

;\)

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#240136 - 07/25/08 09:54 AM Re: Depression and Exercise [Re: MarkK]
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Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
I dropped my anti-depressant this spring without any noticeable effect because I was running regularly. I'd say exercise (running) is as effective as Welbutrin, and much cheaper!

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#240159 - 07/25/08 01:13 PM Re: Depression and Exercise [Re: LandOfShadow]
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... with proper foot wear ...

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