Exercise and Mental Health Using Fitness to battle Anxiety and depression



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Exercise therapy for mental illness

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The effects of exercise on depression

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Can Exercise Treat Depression?

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Exercise, Depression, and Anxiety: The Evidence

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Research on depression, anxiety and exercise shows that the psychological and physical benefits of exercise can also help improve mood and reduce anxiety. The links between depression, anxiety and exercise aren’t entirely clear — but working out and other forms of physical activity can definitely ease symptoms of depression or anxiety. In 2011, yet another study took people who hadn?t responded to SSRI medications and made them exercise, leading to a 30% full remission.

This means exercise is as effective or sometimes more beneficial than medication for moderate depression and anxiety. How Does Exercise Help Depression and Anxiety? But what does exercise. Phil Spencer presents a comprehensive, action-based approach for using exercise as a means to manage mood.

In particular, he gives much attention to one’s motivation for exercise, focusing on the idea that although it will take time to fully address symptoms of depression or anxiety, exercise. Researchers say exercising for 150 minutes a week can help ease mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. They said people who exercise. Physical fitness may help prevent depression, anxiety Written by Tim Newmanon August 11, 2019— Fact checkedbyPaula Field Although there is evidence that exercise can boost mental health. Research has shown that exercise is an effective but often underused treatment for mild to moderate depression.

In addition, exercise outside (with the appropriate. 5 hours ago · Improved Mental Health A few of the ingredients in NutraVesta ProVen promote good mental health. Taking this supplement will naturally lower your stress and anxiety levels, as well as fight. Exercise and anxiety Exercise is a natural and effective anti-anxiety treatment.

It relieves tension and stress, boosts physical and mental energy, and enhances. Getting regular exercise is important for good physical and mental health. Exercise can help stimulate parts of your brain that aren’t as responsive. Helps You Fight Anxiety And Depression.

Reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety is one of the first impacts that exercise has on your mental health. As a significant mood booster, it will help you clear your mind and move away from such mental health.

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Regular exercise improves mood and self-image while reducing anxiety and stress.30 Exercising regularly enhances the functioning of the immune system and may reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.31 Too much physical activity, however, can cause exhaustion or muscle damage, creating emotional stress.

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Doctors now prescribe exercise as a way to treat depression (every 50 minutes of exercise per week has been found to reduce levels of depression up to 50%) and for anxiety and anger problems.

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Increased aerobic training or strength training has also been associated with significant reductions in depressive symptoms, with evidence highlighting the beneficial role of regular exercise in mediating symptoms associated with anxiety disorders.

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There is now good evidence that both aerobic exercise (e.g., running, swimming, cycling) and anaerobic strength training can be helpful adjuncts in the treatment of anxiety and depression.

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Aerobic exercise seems to be effective in improving general mood and symptoms of depression and anxiety in both healthy individuals and psychiatric patients.

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Exercising and being active Regular exercise lowers anxiety and improves mood.

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by Graham C. Davey, Kate Cavanagh, et. al.
Wiley, 2012

Exercise also improves quality of life by decreasing feelings of depression, tension, anxiety, anger, hostility, helplessness, and pessimism (22).

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Running and other regular forms of exercise can also contribute to the relief of depression.

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Many people also associate exercise with changes in mood and anxiety.

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Physical activity and exercise have been shown to mildly reduce anxiety and depression, thus helping those with mental health problems.

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  • Appreciate video content! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you considered Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (google it)? It is an awesome one off guide for beating depression fast minus the headache. Ive heard some amazing things about it and my mate after many years got excellent success with it.

  • This is false. Exercise caused and added undue stress and it became a detriment. Since quitting exercise, my stress actually contrary to science claims, has gone down and I’m happier. Of course science hasn’t properly investigated and come up with bogus labelization and theories as to why some people don’t benefit from varied exercise.

  • It hurts so much to be alive, why, why, why. Im here still after asking not to be. All this pain just keeps haunting me. The life i live is not myown. I make others rich but have no throne. Ive got nothing to speak of. Life just keeps piling up more strife. Im at the point right now. Nevermind. I feel only sadness, covering me in a cloak of madness. What they see of me now, is only what i choose to show. I hide inside, i sometimes wonder if the real me died. Its been so long, come back, please. I beg myself to show im still here. Only to hear the calased one reply. The part i tryed to hide behind, has taken over, only to prove that the true me died. I cant run nor hide. Im just somewhere in here, somewhere inside. I want to come out. But know i cant. Not until this torture ends. So i hide inside, hiding behind this veneer ive formed on the outside. Maube im still somwhere in here. Waiting for my chance. Until then i just cant. So i stride along with this shell. Pretending that everything is well.

  • I’ve been doing regular exercise for nearly 3 years and I could attest to this helping me manage my own problems with anxiety/depression. I’ve noticed stuff like the frequent stress-induced body aches I was experiencing before adopting the lifestyle change… just kind of stopped happening.

    Only time they return is if I didn’t get enough sleep or ate too much sugar. But it isn’t a constant/consistent complaint anymore. I really do think the whole retuning the HPA axis thing was a major reason for it. Plus, all the other aspects mentioned in this video.

    (Of course, attending therapy and having medication support is largely the foundation that made the lifestyle change possible for me. Especially after being given a tool to help me get some structure and accountability. And these tools help the others work even better than they would in isolation.)

  • I feel like running way from home cuz at times l hate my life l’m always depressed, but it’s what l always say, l keeping telling myself l’m gonna runaway and live else where, been saying it for 25 years and l never do. I’m 43 yo and I haven’t worked in years, l’ve been staying at home as a full-time Carer,  looking after 2 people, my 72yo Schziophrenic mother, whom has Arthritis in her arms and legs and can’t walk at times, and my 53yo brother whom is also ill and has back pain, because he hurt his back at work years ago.  l’m on the Carer Pension and Carer Allowance from Centrelink ( Social security), so l can’t go outside much, l just exercise in my front yard and write in my diary why l’m happy and what l’m grateful for and write down my goals, like l really want to have a place of my own someday, so l’m saving up to buy an apartment or house someday. And l write down my other goals too.
    Right now, I’m so angry for being woken up early at 4.30am, and scared because my brother yelled at me angerly for getting angry at them for waking me up at 4.30am and 6.30pm the morning before.

    Anyway, l went to see a psychologist and psychiatrist years ago about my depression, they told be to just leave home, l want too but l can’t get myself to do it. I’m too scared too. On the other hand my doctor whom has known me all my life since l was a baby, told me not to leave home, because my depression will get worse and think it’s best l just stay living at home a continue to look after my after my mother and brother. My sister said the same as the psychologist and psychiatrist that l should leave home and have a life of my own, but my brother says since l’m depressed l won’t stay long in any job just like l’ve done many times before. And he says because l have a low immune l get sick too easily and employers won’t don’t like that. So he feel if l get a place of my own, and can’t work, l’ll will just end up back home again.

  • This was great, been searching for “ways to fight anxiety and depression” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework (search on google )? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my friend got excellent success with it.

  • I exercised to help with depression. After a while and the fitter I got, the more I had to exercise to get the same effect until I ended up exercising 7 days a week for 6 hours a day. I ended up over exercising and damaged my body so had to stop that made me depressed again. Back to square one…

  • Thank you so much for this video! I’m 16 and depression has been keeping me back from doing things I like.
    I use to be really athletic and I use to play basketball but unfortunately I feel as though I don’t have the energy.
    I’m definitely going to try these exercises, thank you❤️❤️

  • I would add a spiritual mixture to the cure all…It worked for me anyway. I went the Jesus path which in turn gave me an inner peace that was not there before. It’s hard to verbalize since it’s a personal spiritual relationship. By trusting in Jesus for salvation you receive His Spirit which dwells in you, which is the bringer of inner peace. You don’t really “feel” anything inside you, but a calmness happens…If you’re interested, the bible teaching site, teachingfaith com has a teaching series titled, ‘change of mind’, which helped me understand the whole thing…all their content is free.

  • Thank you so much for this video, exactly what I needed to helpme get back on track. I’m very active and a trainer myself but I’ve been battling with depression which has lately taken the energy and motivation from me, and I recently started feeling the will to start going to the gym again (but need some guidance too especially with respect to my current state-ofmind). I am really grateful for your video right now ☺

  • Thank you! This was the perfect level of intensity and time for someone who is trying to gain weight (due to depression) with strength work and lacks consistency with exercise haha. I love that you went through every repetition with us and talked about form. Easier to follow along:) best wishes

  • The problem is when you’re depressed it’s often hard to force yourself to eat, even things you love eating. I can’t even imagine doing exercise when I’m on a low.

  • I started walking 2 miles a day a few months ago. Now I’m up to walking 8 miles a day which takes me a little over 2 hours. It has really helped my depression and anxiety.

  • They’re right about so many things. Exercise will make you feel better and is good for combatting depression (however depression is not a one-size-fits all and exercise won’t have the same effect for every sufferer. However, telling someone that exercise can replace their medication is soooo dangerous. SSRIs work because they help your neurotransmitters produce and transfer the chemicals they are supposed to. Claiming that you can simply switch exercise and meditation out is harmful to people and we should be encouraging people to do both.

    Note: I’m referring to individuals who are already on medication. Having someone (who is at a state where immediate medication is not necessary or critical to their health) try a lifestyle change before a prescription is different than someone who already has been taking medication, especially if they rely on it and don’t contact their psychiatrist before attempting the switch.

  • I started to do a few push ups and sit ups for my anxiety and body dysmorphia but I started to get addicted tho and I think I am over exerciseing tho because I constantly get the urge to do push ups but my arms are beginning to hurt and I go crazy when I don’t do a tiny bit of exercise

  • I we t for a long walk,got a weird cold which made me severely depressed,every time I exercise,I get big fevers and dizzyness boerdering on suicide,I am at a loss because I enjoy exercise but now it makes me worse.
    Human race,we really are a disgrace.

  • I am an avid #MentalHealthAwareness advocate and spoken word performer, and I love this so much. I travel the country trying to bring that awareness on stages, in classrooms, hospitals, and on my YouTube channel, so I get excited when I see other advocates. ��❤

  • Well, here’s some anecdotal evidence:
    About a week ago, I decided to do sit-ups and push-ups after getting up every day because I’ve been feeling slightly depressed for years. I’ve been looking into possible causes for a while now and one possible cause was my inactivity.
    Since I started doing this, I do feel a little better after doing this, though it does wear off towards the evening. That said, I’ve only been doing it for a week and currently do 20 sit-ups and 10 push-ups. I’m slowly increasing it as I am able to. (More than 10 sit-ups would have been impossible when I started. My stomach hurt a lot after the 10 I did then. Now I don’t even feel it after 10, going past 15 is where I start to struggle a little now)

    Placebo effect is something to keep in mind, since I started doing this with the intention of feeling better. While not terribly scientific, I don’t really care as long as it helps me:P
    The great thing about the placebo effect is that it works even if you know it’s just placebo.

  • I was feeling depressed but I knew I will feel good if I do some squats. I started doing some squats and did around four sets of 20 squats and I started feeling good after 80 squats.

    I felt motivated and felt so good that I did 100 more squats. I also did 700 jumping jacks and 100 knee push ups.

    After all this exercise, I am feeling quite good.

  • I have two brothers who has mental illness and they don’t want to go outside. They don’t want to exercise. We always go to mental hospital but the medicine was just the same and their condition was just the same. I just want to help my mother and father by searching some videos like this. I talked to my brothers but they didn’t want to go out. It’s hard. Thinking of going to private Psychiatrist was very hard, very expensive for both of my brothers. I hope someone can help us.

  • Yes, exercise is good for mental health. But when I’m so depressed that I physically can’t get out of bed, or so anxious that I can’t leave the house without a panic attack, don’t TELL ME EXERCISE WILL CURE ME I WILL PROBABLY SPIT ON YOU.
    But for ongoing treatment, relapse prevention and mild depression/anxiety, exercise is great!

  • I hate the phrase “just exercise”. I’m not going to deny that it CAN give positive results, but that doesn’t mean it WILL. And it’s the same thing with a depressed person exercising; just because they can exercise (and possibly have great results), that doesn’t mean they will. Depression has certain symptoms in certain people, so some people can’t even get out of bed. Plus, many athletes have spoken out about having depression or other mental health problems. Again, I won’t deny that it can help; for me personally, if I’m not feeling too down, exercise has given temporary help. But it depends on the person and their depression (or other mental illness)!

  • I am too sad to exercise I met a person who always sets me up to fail I’m a very frail lady and the lady kept wasting my time. She worked with the health service but no matter how many explanations I gave to her that I needed to meet her at the time because of difficulties walking and dressing dues to my osteopenia. I was so upset I felt sick I cant being myself to run it’s not my fault I cant do things because of my bones. It’s a crushing sadness but it goes away when I spend no time with these people

  • So apparently regular exercise is really good for a lot of things. But I don’t enjoy it. Even when I was exercising regularly I never enjoyed it.

  • Guess it depends on the individuals, 3+ hours of exercise a day might be bad for some, perhaps. Personally, it’s been fine for me. I used to do boxing and we’d train at least 3 hours a day 4 to 5 days a week. Thankfully, I haven’t had major injuries.

  • I mean, exercise is great if it’s a viable option, but some of us have chronic pain conditions that make any strenuous exercise extremely painful. Stretching and walking are like the only forms of exercise I can do on land (pool exercises are best)

  • Fighting depression comes in many forms and or remedies. Exercise for me and talking about the issues that stress me are ways to cope. But fighting depression I feel is the key to winning the battle. Time may be a factor but time needs to be supported with the fight. Keep fighting!

  • Thank you for this video, i just sent it to my brother who lives 5 hours away. He’s having a down day and I live too far to help him. He wants to exercise, but feels like he can’t go outside. Again thank you so much!

  • I’m a social work student who is interested in the effects of exercise in mental health treatment. This is fascinating. Thank you for sharing.


  • About 5 years ago, I began to fall into a really depressive episode. I believed if ever I have a new sweetheart I will return to who I am in the past but I was incorrect. After adhere to this depression remedy “fetching kafon press” (Google it), I have kept my depression away ever since. The results were basically amazing..

  • I came across to this depression treatment “fetching kafon press” (Google it) and will suggest it to anyone. I now totallygrasp my depression and how to make certain it never shows its unsightly head again, however that is not the limit of how this system has aided me. Part of it was creating some programs for my life and live life to the fullest..

  • I have very bad depression and panic and anxiety. I get anxiety seizures and muscle spasms which is very debilitating. I hope at some point there is a solid treatment for this.

  • How long does it take cortisol to shut down the HPA axis? If it’s less than 8 hours, then how is it that people with anxiety disorders can feel stressed all day? Is it a different chemical/neutransmitter?

  • Just wonderful, I’ve been looking for “how to beat major depressive disorder” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework (do a google search )? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my mate got great results with it.

  • I have suffered from chronic severe depression all of my life ever since I was very young and as a direct result of abuse as a young child. I have never found anything to actually work long-term for me, I’ve tried prescribed antidepressants multiple times to no avail, used multiple illicit substances with no lasting effect, and exercise only ever drained any energy I was able to actually dredge up to face life and made no difference in my mental state. Magic mushrooms help for a few months at a time sometimes, occasionally a little more (curiously the Psilocybin also cures my migraines for months on end as well), sex helps for a day or two at most…but being in a state of depression for several decades that has made it hard to leave my bed or couch without a massive effort has taken a toll that no amount of exercise, medication, or therapy can manage to alleviate. Sit-ups and jogging can’t fix a broken spirit.

  • Just then was the first time i self harmed in 2 years… my anxiety and depression has been escalating once again… its mainly school… ( ive tried counseling its never worked )

    I used to run but i stop because i have bad knees…

    Edit: what makes it worse is that i feel guilty for feeling guilty of feeling my emotions

  • Too bad this is a fact.

    Preaching it is one thing, putting it to practice is another. The cyclist here seems to be living in a “well-off” neighborhood (unless CNN is upselling this form of lifestyle). There are other place in the world, where crime is so bad and income is low. People are trapped in apartments, afraid to go out, probably from getting mugged for their bikes, or too poor to buy one.

    There are more ‘root’ causes to depression that should be addressed. Things like exercise (which is healthy and should be done regardless, but) only attacks symptoms.

  • Anxiety it’s excess of energy not releasing, your body must be really tired of the workout you do in the gym, don’t eat lot of sugar, get rid of wheat, and trust me your anxiety it’s going at least 80% at least, also try to see only positive stuff in internet, yes it is a lot just look for it, thank me later ok you’re welcome kiddos.

  • Ha no. I workout everyday. But I have major depression. Sometimes a workout is the only thing that stops me ending everything. It sounds weird but it’s true. But no exercise cannot cure everyone’s depression, and not everyone will feel more motivated ��

  • Sir what I’ve noticed is that when I work out my anxiety levels go up followed by nervousness. Is it because of any kind of deficiency or what

  • Lowkey tired of all my meds and while I understand their purpose and significance I’m definitely not against dropping a few in exchange for exercise

  • Well, it just made it worse.
    Probably because I was forced to exercise all the time as a child and and had no time to do what I love.
    And I also got scolded when I didn’t want to.

  • I’m on a heavy steroid cuz I have a severe health problem, and both cannabis oil and exercise really help with my “roid rage.”

    It’s good to know that I’ve got science to back it up!

  • You should do an episode on why so many people think psychology is a pseudoscience. I’ve come across so many people who say that, it’s ridiculous.

  • Good medication and exercise combine to improve your mental health. There’s no way I could exercise if I didn’t take my antidepressants. Exercise on its own didn’t help my mental health, but when I started the right medication, exercise helped me feel a million times better.

  • You guys need to check out Polykinetics. It’s the first ever systematic physical fitness method designed exclusively for those who struggle with mental illnesses and/or disorders. It was created back in 2014 by a former championship fighter and martial arts instructor, as well as, a parent who was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and severe anxiety disorder, as well as, ADHD/OCD back in 2005.

  • I used to think SciShow was credible until I watched these psych videos about mood disorders.
    “Mood-boosting chemicals” is just not a phrase you should be using anymore.
    There’s so many statements here that either need to be heavily qualified or are straight-up speculative.

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  • I did my graduate research on the cannabinoid receptor, right after it had been isolated and my research project continued through the discovery of anandamide, the first endocannabinoid.

  • Something that can also erase depression is telling people to grow balls. People are becoming sensitive these days. I blame sensitivity and entitlement on depression.

  • I wouldn’t call martial arts healthy tho. After doing boxing and mma for 2 years I developed a sleeping disorder from all the head injuries, broke my rib and developed a non-cancerous tumor on my wrist. Also-constant minor injuries are just a norm. Everything is gone now after 4 years since I stopped. Wouldn’t recommend if your goal is to improve health. But fun af.

  • ….. exercise really helped me when I was depressed (not clinical). But it took a lot of exercise, I would swim for 2 1/2 hours everyday with a coach and a team to get the effect I needed.

  • I love how these videos actually refer back to the science and research! I have seen way to many videos not actually backing up any of their claims with facts!

  • I get it. But when I’m in the thrawls of depression, and literally laying on the floor incapacitated with sadness, and logic won’t touch my mood, exercise is so hard…. but NASA said 15 minutes on a little trampoline is better than 45 min running

  • This is Scishow Psych… So they can’t honestly say ‘Yes!’ or ‘No!’ on the honest statement of anything like this. Psychosomatic is Psychosomatic… A LOT of bias in things like this… they said ‘a little bias’, no… you don’t understand… Depression and ‘you just have to shake yourself out of it’ and ‘just stop being depressed then’ are ‘folk’ cures for depression from other people (Usually from other people who don’t understand what depression is or how it feels to be depressed)…

    Is exercise a cure? I would say ‘probably not’, I would be more likely to think that ‘group exercise’ is… it is the being around other people AND doing some sort of activity. But there is no golden bullet with these things without mind-altering chemicals, and many of us don’t like feeling loopy. ^^:

  • I just watching this for school and I go to the comments and most of them are like oh yay �� thank you for this amazing video and I like really and why do they not blink

  • I exercise regularly and lift weights.
    Still depressed. I get even more upset when I fail to reach intended goal or plateau in lifts.
    Fuck my life.

  • What I like about this channel is the fact that on one hand the videos are always entertaining and interesting to watch, but on the other they try to remain as objective as possible, by signalling possible errors in the papers they take into account and, of course, by citing the papers themselves.

  • Even when I had a regular exercising pattern, I didn’t see any difference in my mental health state which sucks because I wish it was that easy. I feel like it can help with anger issues but it actually raises my anxiety levels and doesn’t really affect depression as far as I can tell. But I see a very mixed opinions online, in medical research and even in the comments so maybe it’s a very personal thing like medications. Just because something works for you, doesn’t mean it will for everyone.

  • …Unfortunately exercise is one the easiest ways to trigger my anxiety. There’s a very fine line between ending an exercise session feeling good and ending an exercise session having a panic attack.

  • I find it hard to belive getting a bit healtier can fix your existencial crisis and hating the town you live in for being depressing

  • I find it helps a lot really. The trouble for me is when it turns night i usually get down again which i haven’t found a way to counter yet.

  • Thank you very much for this video. Been struggling KNOWING I should, this actually got me to do it! Thanks again for such a simple yet effective video!

  • Depression treatment kit:
    1. Fish oil (Triple strength) 2x daily
    2. Vit D (2500 IUs) daily
    3. Cut down added sugars, fried and processed foods
    4. Eat Healthy. Increase protein intake. (Whey protein works great)
    5. Full body exercise. Every other day.

    It works wonders. Speaking from experience.

  • So, as someone who has exercised regularly for the last 12 years and still get deep depression periods, I guess I am especially f*cked.

  • I’m trying to understand when exercise will kick in for me, it’s been 6 months almost. I still don’t feel the effects which are so persistently put on display.

  • You guys need to check out Polykinetics. It’s the first ever systematic physical fitness method designed exclusively for those who struggle with mental illnesses and/or disorders. It was created back in 2014 by a former championship fighter and martial arts instructor, as well as, a parent who was diagnosed with a severe mental illness back in 2005. #Polykinetics #mentalhealth

  • The problem with exercising for depression and anxiety is that… I’m literally too depressed and anxious to exercise; depression destroys my executive functioning to get out of bed or out of a chair, and anxiety prevents me from leaving the house alone, and I’m usually just too sad to do anything and the initial struggle of exercise crushes my willingness to actually do it, so I end up paralyzed and unable to exercise.

  • i see a lot of hurting people in the comments. i know that maybe watching this might give you some hope but know that your life is worth living and exercise might help but it’s also the people around you that matter and will help lift you up:) YOU MATTER <3 ;

  • Well… not in my case. Got worse episodes ever that landed me in hospital twice when I was at top physical form, I was doing martial arts for years and the more I practiced and the better I was getting physically, the worse I got mentally. It created a disaster for me.

  • Just what I needed, as an avid gym goer recent events have made me lack energy and confidence. Time to build stamina once more many thanks

  • I struggle with Depression myself, took up Crossfit recently and helped a ton, working out hard and being part of a small community of people with like-minded goals is a really good boost to confidence. May not be for everyone, but I can definitely tell the difference at work when I’ve been to Xfit the night before, there’s a vast jump in overall mood and well being.

  • I am one of the numerous individuals who got depressed and it occurred to me years back after separation and divorce. an actual low point when I got this depression remedy “fetching kafon press” (Google it) and my confidence was broken. My self-esteem returned after days of days of reading your book..

  • thanks for this video, glad to find it. when you are depressed it is really hard to exercise, because it seems that everything is so complicated, and it is not easy to do. at the same time your body is saying you -I am tired, I am exhausted, and all you want to do is to lay on your bed((( I will try this workout. Thanks.

  • I recently bought a VR headset and have been playing beat saber. The game makes exercising so much fun. I could dance for an hour easily and sweat a lot. I was living a sedentary lifestyle before this.
    If you plan to play this game, remember to move your legs and hips like you are actually dancing. And don’t flick your wrists.

  • If anybody feels that their depression is of a spiritual nature, consider going to Jesus for your inner peace. In starting a personal relationship with Jesus, you receive His Spirit who will dwell in you and thus begins your journey towards inner peace….this is what i did anyway.
    If anybody is interested in taking this path and need teaching on the matter. the bible teaching site, teachingfaith com is a good source. All their content is free. Start with a teaching titled, “change of mind” in ebook & streaming video format.

  • I use to smoke weed and cigarettes everyday, it messed up my mindset and I was so unmotivated, just finished high-school, got no girlfriend and I’m stuck. so one night when I was drunk lol I started doing like 300 situps beside my bed, my back was aching pain,my whole body was just in pain but I still kept going. Now Im on a strict diet and make ab workouts a morning routine for me. My mind just feels fresh and I have some thought of what I wanna do in my life. I could even tell that all my friends were just taking advantage of me, so I deleted Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram and only social media I go on is YouTube I watch self improvement videos on how to be more mature and man the hell up. I’m thinking of joining the defence force later on in my life and going uni to do further studies at the same time.

  • Excellent video. I like how she mentions the limitations of the data available to us. We still have a lot to learn about the brain and mental illness.

  • hey,if anyone else wants to discover curing depression try Elumpa Depression Cure Alchemist (do a search on google )? Ive heard some incredible things about it and my mate got excellent results with it.

  • thank you so much for this video. for me it is day 45 of quarantine and now i’m absolutely wrecked after trying this. would definitely sign up for more entry level stuff like this, since my anxiety keeps peaking and i can’t leave home, but i guess i have to master this one first ��

  • also to be noted, exerciser has the side effect of getting you in shape and making you more healthy while Anti-depressants have a long list of bad ones.

  • Cheers for the video content! Apologies for the intrusion, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you heard the talk about Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (should be on google have a look)? It is an awesome one off guide for beating depression fast without the hard work. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my buddy at very last got excellent results with it.

  • People with mental illness gets too lazy,, I know it, forget about Excercise, people with chronic depression do not clean the dishes they eat and they don’t even take care of themselves, of course Excercise helps but in order to get that Excercise spirit in a depressed person is beyond human,, the only way to cure depression is move on with faith hoping everything works fine, and that is the hardest thing to do, my words only make sense to a person who experienced chronic depression over a very long time, others will never know it, you need to be inside the body of a depressed person to known what it is really

  • People who excercise have

    Good posture while sitting standing
    They tend to get out of their own way without any anxiety
    My pain bearing capability increases with regular excercise
    Able to enjoy the present moment
    My face looks bright after excercise
    Will be able to manage day to day stress
    Being less emotional with life.

  • Exercise is the BEST way to combat depression and lack of motivation/drive. No medication compares. Try exercising… you’ll feel the benefits immediately.
    I was having such a hard time just to get out of bed. A good jog cured that instantly.

  • I\’m not sure but,if anyone else is searching for curing depression naturally try Nevolly Depression Remover Nerd (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now )? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my cousin got great results with it.

  • This is very true in my experience. I was least depressed when I exercised regularly with friends!:D For some people it is harder to use exercise than others, but we can all do something. Even if it’s simple body weight exercise next to your bed each day. Give it a try and it will help!:)

  • I find walking is great because it’s gentle, the fresh air if you go outside, and the time to be introspective. I always feel inspired or better after a good walk. I think it’s different than building the stress response similar to smoking a cigarette with cardio, but beneficial none the less. I don’t know what would make high intensity better for depression if low intensity like walking and yoga can make people feel heaps better too. What I’m saying is if you’re new to exercise, don’t beat yourself up if you can’t use the 5 lb weights or only last 5 minutes on the treadmill! It’s all helping you grow and learn about what makes you feel best. Something gentle could be what keeps you on board with exercise in the long term.

  • issa very hard to consider exercises when joints and muscles are way too sore before you exercise and unbearable after you exercise? Did anyone with Major Depression ever recommended exercises or did some poor excuse for a doctor dream this up?

  • “It is NOT a cure”
    Okay, so all the scientific research into brain functions when exercise is introduced aren’t accurate? You even state in this video that it’s proven to prevent it.
    People if you’re reading this comment, don’t just watch this one video and believe it all, increase your research into how the brain works.
    I’m really pissed off that this video has given people with depression and anxiety a glimmer of hope and a way out to then only say “IT ISNT A CURE SO DONT GET YOUR HOPES UP”. That’s a real middle finger to those people by the way.

  • Have been eating right, working out, taking vitamins and supplements, even taking colder showers. None of it seems to be working (in terms of mental health physically I’ve noticed a change, but I don’t care about that), it’s really frustrating. It feels like I’m being sold a lie.

  • Thanks for this my bro. I’ve spent hours navigating through YouTube and I have experimented with Tai chi, yoga and other stuff….this gave me the most relief so far…I’ll be including this in my morning regimen to start my day..thanks again.

  • Excercise definitely helps manage it. I know a lot of people find getting started extremely difficult because of the lack of motivation to implement a new (healthier) lifestyle. Initially, I was put on 300 mg of wellbutrin which allowed me the motivation to ‘get started’ because I couldn’t stand all this negative thinking. I went out for walks daily, which then graduated to running/jogging with the goal of running my first 5k. Eventually I stopped my medication altogether and stuck with my daily excercise routine. After reaching my goal, I moved on to heavy resistance training. And now I’ve become more self-conscious about what I put into my body and try to live an active and healthy life. This has overall improved my mood. One thing I learned is that when you begin to empower your body to feel stronger and healthier, you will begin to feel more empowered in all areas of your life. Well that’s my story… and if you read this far, I hope you find the power within yourself to make a change in your life, even if its something small. ��

  • Hey beautiful people at sci-show! Could you label the sources you post in the dooblydoo? I often use them for assignments or want to know more about a certain article.
    Anyway, thanks for making these awesome videos! I’m pretty sure you’re part of the reason I’m studying psychobiology right now:)

  • My uncle have for medical reson and then he got in a car accident. This new therapy we have been applying on ti fix it and I approve it without any medical treatment and he is a working person of society. I. Thank u. My uncle jesus.

  • Yeah yeah. Whole lot of talk from people who don’t suffer with depression. There’s plenty of people who still excercise and have severe depression. No one has depression just because they don’t excercise, but many find it hard to excercise because they have depression. It’s hard to conduct studies of this sort as many tend to confuse a feeling of being depressed with actually having depression. And, these studies always try to paint a picture of this being the most significant link. Depression is different for everyone it isn’t a one size fits all. Excerise may well be a good ‘distraction’ for some… But, individually we find solice in different distrations. Excercise doesn’t combat depression for everyone. Who is anyone to tell other people what will help them. So, don’t make people feel anymore alienated than they have to, I’m sure many have tried excerise and it doesn’t work for them. People who suffer with depression don’t need to be told they’re failing at anything else.

  • I was never a negative person and I like positiveness and peace. Because of quarantine and lockdown, I made an
    all-nighter every night, and I woke up not feeling good. I noticed that I can’t focus, scrambled mind, can’t swallow the present and can’t do the things I like before. The only reason i know is lack of sleep. How many days do I need to recover from this?:(.

  • thanks for this video! i’ve been really struggling with depression for a very long time, and lately it’s been particularly bad. it’s nice that these are exercises i can just do in my room in my pyjamas. a big factor stopping me from working out has been having to get dressed, put on shoes, etc to even go for a walk because the preparation feels like too much effort in my mental state. being able to do a small workout in my bedroom to release some endorphins without having to get presentable for the public is definitely helpful!:)

  • thanks SO much for this fine video. I think it may be just what I need to get me out of a rut that I have been in for months and months. I had surgery several years back….. long story short, I am now on a pain meds every day. I have stomach and back pain on and off all day every day. I am having serious depression along with my pain. I just can’t seem to get myself going on the exercises…..and after so long a time I am becoming very weak legs arms hands and back. I plan on making this my routine…. thanks again!!

  • OMG, I’ve heard it so often it causes nausea in me, I still cannot believe it. Exercise makes me angry, besides the exhaustion. After exercising, be it at a fitness club or just walking, I am furious. I have asked professionals, trainers and psychologists. Their response: big disbelieve, surprised stare. Like they never heard of it. I’d love to feel better after exercise. This is so de-motivating. BTW, I almost caused a car accident once after exercise, I have screamed at people that addressed me after exercise (a lot of times). It is like a bag of something scorching hot inside me that wants to pop. And it takes some time to cool down. No, I am definitely not the right person for your sports team.

  • All these benefits from experiments on rats. From personal experience it a load rubbish. Depressed before and equally the same afterwards. The only way to survive depression is to be always busy and hope you last the hours your not.

  • I’ve had anxiety and depression since I was 8 years old (I am almost 19 now). I don’t exercise regularly at all, and during this pandemic, I’ve been staying at home in bed all day and feel like I don’t have any worth— in myself or to give to make a difference in this world. My therapist says exercise would be good for me and that’s why I’m checking out this vid. Honestly though, I’m having trouble figuring out what exercise I should do… it feels like I’m always dreading it so I avoid it. ����‍♀️

  • Kudos for the Video clip! Sorry for butting in, I would love your opinion. Have you tried Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (google it)? It is an awesome one of a kind guide for beating depression fast minus the headache. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my BF got great results with it.

  • thanks for being super clear that jogging won’t cure depression:) i swear it takes years off my life when people suggest that like it’s going to magically cure people of depression

  • Cheers for this, I’ve been looking for “diet plan to beat depression” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework (search on google )? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my work buddy got cool results with it.

  • I found that anxiety used to manifest around my stomach area.I started doing gym exercises which concentrated on this area and it’s helped greatly.Also,since going to the gym 6 days a week and doing cardiovascular exercises depression has lessened a lot..that’s my experience..the more intense exercise the less depression,anxiety and much better sleep..Please see a professional If you have very bad depression though

  • It helps me so much I’ve become addicted to it. When I take a day off, I feel noticably worse.

    I wish I’d started earlier, because my day becomes so much easier after a kickass workout.

  • Am I the only person who doesn’t feel better at all after exercise? Most of the time I just feel like crap afterwards, and then the next day.

  • Cool…cool…cool. Now do a video on how to mitigate all the effects of depression long enough to be able to actually exercise just once, let alone for months on end…

  • This is just superb, I have been researching “i will beat my depression” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Hanincoln Nanlivia Framework (should be on google have a look )? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my partner got amazing results with it.

  • The endocannibinoid explanation makes so much sense. I usually take a couple hits off a joint before I run and I feel beyond amazing. Like I’m flying

  • Anthony, this is so great! Really appreciate you making a special video for those who need that extra care. Respect. Also, I’ve decided your channel has the best views in the house! Lol!!! You never disappoint there lol