What is Depression?
Depression is the feeling of deep despair and hopelessness. It is also the number one cause of disability in the United States and 1 out of 5 people will experience it in their lifetime. It differs from the common, short spurts of feeling blue, and is more of a long term sadness that effects your ability to maintain a normal, healthy life.
What are the symptoms?
How can physical activity help?
Physical activity can be a great treatment for minor cases of depression and a good complimentary treatment for more severe cases. Exercise increases the amount of endorphins in the brain, giving the body a natural state of happiness and improving self-esteem.
What types of physical activity can I do?