How to fight depression without pills

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Mental Health Matters!

We all know that regular exercise is good for the body but it is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health.

Regular exercise can have a positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts overall mood.

You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits either. Modest amounts of exercise can make a massive difference.

You can learn to use exercise as a powerful tool to feel better…

1. Focus on activities you enjoy – That’s any activity that gets you moving. If you’ve never exercised before or don’t know what you might enjoy, don’t be afraid to try new things.

2. Be comfortable – Wear clothing that’s comfortable and choose a setting that you find calming or energising.

3. Reward yourself – Part of the reward of completing an activity is how much better you’ll feel afterwards. It always helps your motivation to promise yourself an extra treat for exercising.

4. Make exercise a social activity – Exercising with a friends is fun, enjoyable and can help to motivate you to stick to a workout routine. The companionship can be just as important as the exercise.

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