Thursday, February 14, 2013

Exercise Beats Depression

Depression is a disabling condition which can adversely affect a person's work, sleep, eating habits, and family life-as well as one's overall health. Unfortunately, while commonly used treatments can be highly effective, they may not be ideal for everybody. For instance, some drugs have unwanted side-effects, and many people are turned off by the social stigma of going to therapy. Money can be an issue as well.

....Are you depressed?   Depression is a medical illness that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression can cause physical symptoms, too.
Also called major depression, major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn't worth living.
More than just a bout of the blues, depression isn't a weakness, nor is it something that you can simply "snap out" of. Depression is a chronic illness that usually requires long-term treatment, like diabetes or high blood pressure. Deprasion is also know'n for having symptoms such as
Suicide and isolation  depressed people usually live in world of their own having no activity's.

Exercise benefits.

1-Protect and cure conditions and diseases lowering blood preasure.

2-Boosting your energy to exercise and Stimulate blood circulation which benefit the heart and the body's muscles and arteries throughout the body,
Increased blood circulation improves oxygen rich blood flow to extremities

3-regular physical activity can help you prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns including stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls

Book Description

Section 1 is "Overview of Exercise and Depression" and answers such questions as...
  • What proof is there that exercise is actually effective in treating depression?
  • What kind of exercise is best when it comes to treating depression?
  • How much exercise does one have to do in order to decrease depression?
  • Is doing exercise at home on your own as effective as supervised exercise?
  • Does exercise work better if its done with other people compared to exercising by your self?
  • How long do I have to exercise before I will see an improvement in my depression?
  • How long do the results of the exercise program last?
  • How does exercise compare to other treatments for depression?
Section 2 is "The Strengthening Exercise Program" and answers such questions as...
  • What should I wear?
  • What equipment will I need?
  • How many exercises will I have to do?
  • How many times will I have to lift the weight for each exercise?
  • How much weight should I start off with?
  • The section shows you 6 warm-up stretches for the neck, shoulders, legs, and back, followed by six basic strengthening exercises that work all the major upper and lower body muscles.  Also included are alternate exercises in case some of the basic exercises don't agree with you. For instance, there are exercises you can do in the standing position, or lying down.
  • These exercise can all be done at home.  However if you prefer to use a gym, and have access to weight machines, I've outlined a gym routine you can also do.
  • This section has over 75 pictures of the exercises so you that know how to do them correctly - and ends with 6-weeks worth of exercise sheets so you can write down your progress and stay on track.
Section 3 is "The Aerobic Exercise Program" and answers such questions as...
  • What exactly is aerobic exercise?
  • What should I wear?
  • Is one kind of aerobic exercise better than another when it comes to beating depression?
  • How fast do I need to walk or run?
  • Does it matter where I do my aerobic exercise?
  • The section shows you 6 warm-up stretches for the neck, shoulders, legs, and back, followed by your choice of aerobic exercises: walking or running.
  • The aerobic exercises can all be done at home.  
  • This section ends with 6-weeks worth of exercise sheets so you can write down your progress and stay on track.