Working Out Your Troubles
Feeling Depressed? Exercise Can Help. Here’s Why...
Medications used to treat depression and other mental illnesses can often counteract blood glucose levels or increase weight. Doctors suggest that an exercise routine can help combat depression. But how often should you exercise?
Break a Small Sweat...
You don’t have to over-exercise to stay in shape and lose weight. In a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, researchers sought to discover the effectiveness of working out intensely versus working out moderately. Over 61 overweight males without diabetes were tested, and they found that there was no difference in weight loss and overall improvement of health for participants working out moderately as opposed to working out intensely.
However, the men who worked out vigorously were unhappy and stressed by the intensity of their regime, while those who worked out moderately were much happier.
Try to burn at least 300 calories a day.
Find activities you enjoy and schedule around them. Dedicate at least half an hour each day to physical activity.
Find friends who want to stay in shape too, and create a workout group.
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