Exercise: Good for the MIND, BODY, and SOUL!
"Exercise can reduce depression in many people and may even help prevent it in the first place, two recent reviews have confirmed. The letter went on to explain..."that an analysis by the independent Cochrane Collaboration, based on 35 studies, concluded that exercise is moderately effective for reducing depressive symptoms, often as useful as medication and psychological therapy."
So, the next time you are feeling down, put on your sneaks, and go for a run or brisk walk or hit the gym! You're bound to feel better!
If you are feeling symptoms of overwhelming sadness for more than a week or two, and exercise and natural therapies do not work, please seek the help of a medical professional!*
*For more information or guidance on help for depression, please contact Attitudes in Reverse (AIR), a not for profit organization dedicated to educating teens and families on mental health issues: www.attitudesinreverse.org.