The Effect of Exercise on Depression

The Effect of Exercise on Depression

Elizabeth Handy

Exercise is a wonderful complement to therapy and life in general. Exercise releases endorphins, tones our bodies, releases tension and stress and boosts our immune systems.

Research proves that exercise increases professional focus and productivity and reduces “sick days.” The Washington Post published an article last week that describes a recent study in mice that has shown “that exercise helped rid the body of kynurenine in, a stress-induced amino acid associated with mental illness.”

Swimming & yoga are a critical part of my daily routine and I recommend to all my clients that they explore various fitness options and find a routine that they find personally fulfilling and enjoyable.