To many, exercise is about toning their muscles and keeping their bodies fit. However, these physical programs and workouts are more than just about unloading those extra pounds. Various studies have shown that exercising can help overcome depression; although more critical forms of depression might need the help of a psychiatrist.
“Classically, the depressed person engages in behaviors that they aren’t proud of: skipping important school or work functions, losing patience with loved ones, staying in bed instead of exercising or engaging in enriching activities, drinking too much. Common sense dictates that in order to turn the downward spiral of depression into a slow but steady upward spiral, these behaviors need to change,” wrote Erin Mendoza, PsyD.