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By joansellshomes
 
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GarrettHnatiuk

Exercise seems to help release endorphins, which are mood lifts.

Depression seems to be a downwards cycle. The depressed individual doesn't feel like doing something, so they don't exercise, and so the depression deepens. Exercising regularly can do a lot to help with depressive disorders.

However, some cases of depressive disorders require medical intervention.

August 6, 2014 - 4:01am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello joansellshomes,

I would like to welcome you to the EmpowHER community and thank you for reaching out to us with your health question.

The broad answer to your question is yes, exercise has proven to be beneficial in helping an individual cope with depression. Daily exercise can relieve the symptom of pain associated with osteoarthritis.

Depression can be biochemical versus circumstantial in nature. The positive impact on depression is dependent on the source of the condition.

Pain is caused by a wide gamut of conditions. In some situations, exercise is contraindicated and can increase the level of pain.

Joansellshomes, are you suffering with depression and pain?

Maryann

October 14, 2013 - 4:36pm
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