How Often Do You Exercise?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
How Often Do You Exercise?
Wed, 01-09-2013 - 1:56pm

We all know that exercise is a very important component when it comes to physical health, but what is the connection between exercise and depression relief?

When we exercise, it isn’t only a means to stretch and tone muscle groups and cut down on excess fat formation; exercise has a profound impact on hormone levels—particularly cortisol and serotonin.

do consistent exercise and depression will be relieved

To a new mom experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression, words like “cortisol” and “serotonin” may not mean much, but they actually play a key role in depression.

Do you exercise regularly? When you are able to exercise, do you feel it helps?

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Registered: 01-17-2013
Tue, 01-22-2013 - 3:05pm

I've been trying to exercise daily, even if it is just a walk around the block.  I really suffered with pregnancy and PPD during my last pregnancy and I'm doing as much as I can to keep it at bay this time around.  I know it isn't possible to avoid, but I'm doing all I can to help me feel as good as possible.

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