|Posted by Chad on April 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM|
Take a look at this article from Science Daily...http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100405122311.htm
Mental health and exercise. The two go and in hand. We all know how we feel ourselves after we go out and move. We feel better! These days there is enough science behind the "feel." We know why this is, and it's not jst a gut feeling.
More to the article's point is that exercise can help those with clinical depression.
"Individuals who exercise report fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression, and lower levels of stress and anger," Smits says."Exercise appears to affect, like an antidepressant, particular neurotransmitter systems in the brain, and it helps patients with depression re-establish positive behaviors. For patients with anxiety disorders, exercise reduces their fears of fear and related bodily sensations such as a racing heart and rapid breathing."
Says Jasper Smits, director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Not only is exercise good for the body, but the brain too!! This was an earlier post that seems appropriate. http://members.webs.com/MembersB/editAppPage.jsp?app=blog&pageID=143099637&token=null#blog/show/1924343-depression-time-to-act
If you know of someone who needs help, take them for a walk, run, or session of play! For all of our sakes, we need it!
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