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Exercising Just 2 Hours Every Week Can Treat This Common Mental Disorder!

By Chandana

Have you noticed lately, a number of gyms and classes offering other forms of exercises are on the rise? If yes, then you must have realised by now that people are becoming more and more fitness conscious and so, they try to engage themselves in some form of physical activity or the other.

During the olden times, or even now in rural settings, people were accustomed to doing physical work on their own, like farming, household chores, etc., so they got their dose of daily exercise without even trying.

Beat This Mental Disorder With Exercise!

These days, most people have busy desk-bound jobs which leaves them little or no time for exercising; also, we are used to hiring help to take care of our household chores.

So, in this modern era, most of us hardly indulge in exercises, but what many of us do not understand is the fact that lack of exercise can be the root cause of a number of diseases, both mental and physiological!

According to experts, an average person must exercise at least for an hour every day, if he/she wants to remain healthy. 

Without regular exercise, we can suffer from diseases such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain, digestive disorders and even mental ailments like depression.

Even certain types of cancers have been linked to lack of exercise. So, it is important to ensure that you get into some form of exercise, which can be practiced on a regular basis, if you want to remain healthy.

Regular exercise is as important as a balanced diet and a stress-free environment, if you want to attain good health.

Recently, a research study has found that exercising just for about 2 hours in a week can treat and even prevent depression!Learn how that happens, here.

How Can Exercising Treat Depression?
As we may already know, depression is a very common, yet serious mental ailment that numerous people suffer from across the globe.

Depression can affect both men and women in equal measures and it can affect children as young as a year old! Depression can be described as a mood disorder in which a person feels extremely low, sad, dejected, etc., for a long time, caused due to chemical reactions in the brain triggered by hormones.

Depression can be caused by a number of reasons such as, severely negative life incidents such as rejection or death of a loved one, loneliness, lack of a life vision, financial issues, health issues, heredity, pregnancy, etc.

In extreme cases, people suffering from severe, untreated depression, can also try to take their own lives! So, it is very important to treat depression immediately! 

Now, a recent research study conducted by the Black Dog Institute in Australia said that exercising for just about 2 hours in a week can treat depression by reducing its symptoms.

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Exercising for just two hours can increase the production of serotonin in the brain. The serotonin hormone is very much required to reduce the symptoms of depression.

So, even if you have a busy schedule, keeping aside just two hours for exercise in a week can treat depression, naturally.

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    Story first published: Thursday, October 5, 2017, 15:05 [IST]
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