How exercise can alleviate symptoms of depression

Exercise is known to be the greatest thing for your health. but did you know exercise can alleviate symptoms of depression. Mental health conditions represent the third highest disease burden behind heart disease and cancer. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ National Health Survey around 1 million Australians will have depression.It’s well known that exercise is great for your general health and well-being.

Exercise is a great supplement in the treatment of depression. The benefits of regular exercise may alleviate the symptoms of depression and improve the mental well-being of those seeking help. Implementing a regular exercise routine may help you feel a better control over your life.

common symptoms of depression include

  • lack of desire to go out with friends or work on new projects
  • inability to concentrate
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • feeling tired all the time

How can exercise help?

  • improves energy levels
  • improves sleep
  • acts as a distraction from ruminating thoughts
  • provides avenue for social support

How can exercise physiology services benefit you?

Exercise physiologists are a helpful part of a multi-disciplinary treatment plan to treat depression and its symptoms. Exercise physiologists contribute by offering a client focused treatment and lifestyle plan. They can incorporate health coaching techniques to encourage effective and sustainable behavioral changes in their clients. If you feel you or someone close to you may be suffering from depression or other mental health issues consult with your GP or mental health professional and reach out to your friends and peers.

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