The last thing you want to do when depressed or anxious is to exercise. But ... exercise is the one thing that will benefit you immensely! I'm guilty of not exercising, partly because I'm lazy but also because I'm time poor. That being said, there is really no excuse why I shouldn't include some exercise into my weekly routine, and neither should you!

Below are some links on how exercise can greatly improve your physical, and mental, health:

Exercise and "The Endorphine Rush"
Depression and Exercise:
 - Better Health Channel
 - Beyond Blue
Exercise and Depression: Black Dog Institute

Paula C. Whitehouse
for A Scarlet Rope of Hope

30 May, 2011