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Re: Exercise and Depression

Posted by Phil on April 22, 1999, at 19:25:14

In reply to Re: Exercise and Depression, posted by Cindy on April 22, 1999, at 16:21:20

> > I noticed the numerous discussions on depression, medication,etc. and became curious if many of you have taken the initiative to thoroughly analyze your level of fitness? Or your nutrition? I have had the opportunity to assist many people with the treatment of depression and anxiety with strategic exercise and nutrition. Perhaps committing to a comprehensive training program could not only add quality years to your life, but save you alot of money on medication.
> >
> > As a wellness consultant / personal trainer, I have personally experienced the struggles with depression, as well as the frustration of researching the "perfect" medication. Unfortunately, there arent any medications that are free of side effects, or perfect. I understand that these drugs have thier purpose and to many of you they may be a blessing. However, I have'nt found an antidepressant in this country or abroad that makes me feel any better than
> > quality nutrition, rest, and intense exercise.
> > I suggest joining a fitness center near work or home, hiring a trainer with credentials that will make you exercise at the correct intensity and maintain commitment. Thanks for reading, just trying to help.
> > Bill
> This is like telling someone with influenza, 105 temp., vomiting, and the runs to just join the spa and all will be fine. I am an avid jogger and work with weights, but when I do not take my meds, I can kiss the exercise routine goodbye. Exercise helps but it is not the answer. If it was, we would be flooding the gyms, trust me.

>>I used to run quite a bit and I'm also a drummer. I wasn't on meds the second time I embraced running. It seemed that everyday I went out I was angrier and sadder. I was trying to do as much right in my life as possible but was going into a real deep funk. I read several holistic docs that say all you need are tons of vitamins, a good diet and a bunch of exercise and St johns Wort. I'm pleased William got results but I am afraid he's the exception. I wouldn't screw with meds unless I had to...and I have to.
ps-Why do people taking AD's always have to explain why? I'm sure, William, that you won't leave this site to go tell diabetics only to exercise.




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