Dr Miriam Stoppard's Health Focus Today: EXERCISE - A TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION Take the Blues in Your Stride
Byline: Miriam Stoppard
PHYSICAL activity can boost both physical and mental well-being and change your outlook on life. It could even prevent problems starting.
As I know from personal experience, regular physical activity can lift your mood, help you deal with negative emotions like anger, and bring you a general sense of mental well-being.
I've noticed that if I wake feeling a bit down, 30 minutes on my exercise bike cures the blues.
That's because exercise floods my body with hormones that reduce tension levels and feelings of stress or fatigue.
These changes happen straight after a session, particularly as I do six hill programmes. No wonder I'm addicted to it, I can't miss a day.
This kind of exercise can make a difference to anyone suffering anxiety, depression and low self esteem - and it has no side effects.
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Publication information: Article title: Dr Miriam Stoppard's Health Focus Today: EXERCISE - A TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION Take the Blues in Your Stride. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: October 25, 2001. Page number: 41. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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