Exercise and good deeds can help depression

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-07-2012
Exercise and good deeds can help depression
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Wed, 10-10-2012 - 4:00pm

Another benefit of exercise:

Exercise and good deeds can help depression

http://www.examiner.com/article/exercise-and-good-deeds-can-help-depression

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 4:09pm

Thanks for sharing. It's a win-win for all.  I think that's one reason I love races--you get to work out and you get to help a good cause.






iVillage Member
Registered: 10-07-2012
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 4:33pm

That's great. Do you do long distance races?

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-04-2012
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 5:23pm
I signed up for my first 5k this coming weekend, and the money goes to support diabetes. Feel pretty good about finally trying a 5k not on the treadmill, so I will find out if the good deed helps lift my spirit! Nice post!
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 8:29pm

I have. I guess it depends on what you consider long. I've done one marathon and a number of 10 milers and halfs. I haven't done shorter distances because it doesn't seem worthwhile to wake up early to get there and do something shorter. Are you a runner?






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 8:29pm

Awesome! Good luck on it. Let us know how it goes.






iVillage Member
Registered: 10-07-2012
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 8:29am

That's great!

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-07-2012
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 8:30am

I did an 8K recently. It was my first race. I would like to do more, but a lot of them don't work with our family schedule.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 8:33am

Do you have children at home? It is hard to get in training when you're taking care of a whole family.  It's worth it, though, if only for setting an example about how important being healthy is.  Congrats on the 8k!  That's awesome--I think that's the optimal distance.  It's enough that it's challenging but not so much that it takes over your entire life, nor wearing on the joints.