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Has Improving Your Health Helped You

jb5784

jb5784

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Dec 27, 2019
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New Orleans, LA
I think being overweight is contributing to my depression though medication may place some part in it. If you’ve lost significant weight, how did affect your mood and lifestyle? Thanks!
 
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Longtermbolloxed

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Jan 2, 2020
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Ireland
Hello Pal,

Exercise is a huge part of mental well being. Although I have never been overweight much exercise definitely makes me feel much better. When not exercising i feel tired and lethargic and get it a bigger slump. When I exercise DAILY my mind feels a lot better, I feel more motivated, sleep better and feel healthier in general.

The key to exercise is making it a habit and doing it every day even if it was only walking or push ups or something else. The routine is great for the body and mind and also overcoming mental barriers. It also releases endorphins.

I like to search on youtube for ex-smokers and overweight people, peoole who suffer from mental illness, loss etc. People who have gone from the bottom and compete in Ironman and things like that it is very motivating.

Here is one particular video you might find inspirational if you have a weight problem



Good luck x
 
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Sparticus

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Jan 8, 2020
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Location
South Africa
Hi. Thank you for your input. I am referring morese to the release of endorphins. I don't exercise regularly as I'm still in a bit of a negative slump. When I do, the day thereafter I usually feel lethargic and drained as if a depression has overcome me. I never used to feel this way in my thirties. Oh, I'm 44 now. I'm not sure whether age has a toll on me or my last psychotic that affected my mood totally. I can just exercise one day and skip the next and move onto the other. Thats it. I long to be a prominent exerciser/, runner bit with little/no motivation... it sucks
 
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