Studies have shown that people who exercise regularly have fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety than those who do not. Moderate intensity exercise can be and effective treatment on its own for mild to moderate depression, helping you move your mood and boosting your self-confidence as you continue to exercise regularly. In fact, 16 weeks of regular exercise is just as effective as anti-depressant medication, and can effectively treat individuals with depression who have partially responded to anti-depressants. In other words, it can help you get even better!
We recommend both aerobic exercises (such as walking, cycling or running) as well as strength training (such as weight lifting) to help you manage depression and improve your mental and physical wellbeing.
Give Reach Out a call at 385-241-4119 or connect with us online to learn more about connection through exercise. We look forward to connecting with you and helping you connect with yourself!