Can Exercise Help With Depression

Hello All, today we are going to discuss, can exercise help with depression.

As you probably know, depression is a mood disorder that affects millions

Of people every year. It’s something that needs to be talked about a lot more.

It can have serious consequences if left unchecked.



A big symptom of being depressed is lethargy. It can make you want to sleep all the time.

A lot in my case. I just never seem to want to do anything. I have no motivation

At all to do anything.

Doing exercise every day is a real effort, I have to force myself to do it.

I feel so much better when I have though, you get a real sense of accomplishment

It helps greatly with your mood and it lifts you up to help you face your day.

It gives you a feel good factor.

What type of exercises.

Do an exercise that you enjoy, that way it will help motivate you to get started.

The start is the hardest part because of what you are going through.

If you can get yourself to just do 5 minutes in the beginning that will soon lead

To 10 and than 15 and so on.

The chemicals in your brain will change when exercising and this helps you to feel

Much more positive.

It is also very good for the rest of your body and your general health.

Me I like to walk and do low impact exercises, you can find some free videos on YouTube

Tablets or exercise.

This is a good question, while Antidepressants have there place and many thousands

Of people take them around the world, exercising can make you feel just as good if you do it on a regular basis.

Some people find more benefits from doing the walking, the jogging, yoga, working out at home or going to The Gym.

You can take vitamins and other natural remedies as well, you must do what makes you feel better.

Some types of depression are very hard to treat, always speak to your doctor about what will

be best for your particular condition.

How long do I have to do it for.

There are no hard and fast rules on this, you can walk for 20 minutes a day 3-4 times a week then on the other days maybe do some aerobics or anything that takes your fancy.Maybe you like to go jogging or do some dancing to your favorite music.As, long as you do something most days you will see a huge difference in the way you feel.

Housework is considered exercise, hoovering, pegging washing up, making the beds are all

types of physical activity.

Going out and doing the garden, cutting the grass with a lawn mower, weeding, planting and watering.

There are so many things you can do. let me know what exercises you like to do?


There are a lot of people in the medical profession who prescribe exercise before they dish out medication.This means there is definitely something to it. The body releases endorphins when you are active and that gives you an all natural high.There is nothing to say you can’t take tablets and exercise as this could make the issue go away soonerand if you continue with the physical exercise it could help it not to come back again.


Many thanks for reading, I hope this has helped you, if you think it could be of help to someone else than Please share it.

Leave me a comment or a question and I will get back to you, I love nothing more than

hearing from my readers.

Take great care of yourself because you are worth it.



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12 thoughts on “Can Exercise Help With Depression”

  1. Very informative. That is a bit issue and there a lot of confusing in relation to depression. It is so serious. I’m glad see sites like this and given tips how to overcome it. Definitely, exercise plays a huge part, actually for all of us. For me is a must and is part of my day. I love walk and be in nature. It really makes difference. Well-done and keeping posting.

  2. Excellent article, Lisa! Depression runs rampant in my family, and it affects the children in my family as much as the adults. There are so many levels of depression, and many people assume that if you’re not crying on the floor in the fetal position, then you’re not depressed. There are many fully functional depressed people who smile, go to school/work, and engage in all of their usual activities, but they are suffering inside. We definitely need to take time to better understand depression, better understand how it can actually look, and to help one another. God bless you!

    • Thank you, as you have said a lot of people who suffer keep it all inside, the best way to deal with it is to let it out and exercise can help a great deal.
      Stay safe.

  3. Hi Lisa,

    Great article. Thank you. I am really against taking those strong tablets for depression as it comes with long lasting side effects. There are some pills that which is difficult to stop once someone start taking. So exercise is definitely better and I love the fact that there are people like you who will teach this to the world.

    • Hi Rajith,
      Thank you for the comments. There are many addictive tablets for sure. I’m a great believer in doing things differently and changing within yourself.

  4. Hey Lisa,
    Nice article. Working out is definitely antidote to depression. Some days I just don’t feel like working out, but I find out after I push through I feel much better. Just like you wrote the start is the hardest part. The great news is that it doesn’t need to be an extremely hard workout to be helpful. Sometimes a simple walk in the park will do the job.

  5. Lisa,
    I know exactly how you feel. I am not a fan of getting started on an exercise program. I do however love to hike in the woods and even a good stroll around town always makes me feel better. I definitely prefer exercise over man-made chemicals.
    I tried anti-depressants once. Was not a good fit for me.

    • There are many people that feel the same way as you. Any kind of exercise can make you feel happier and when you feel happy it gives you a great all over feeling of wellness.


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