1. To Cure Depression, Walk Like you are Running Late for 45 Minutes a Day
In a study comparing exercise to antidepressants, they were equally effective at 12 weeks, and exercise was more effective at 10 months to cure depression. Exercise is the key to a speedy recovery from depression and anxiety disorders.
In your brain, exercise stimulates chemicals that improve your mood and the parts of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Regular brisk-walk or exercise releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin that improve your mood. It can also get you out in the world, help to reduce any feelings of loneliness and isolation, and put you in touch with other people.
You may struggle to find motivation, or staying motivated for exercise. Think about ways you can make exercise part of your daily routine and lifestyle. Choose something you enjoy, and ask your friends or family to help motivate you and to keep you on track.
If you own a dog, take them for walks in your local area.
2. Adopt Healthy, Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Lose the processed foods and sugar, and foods that quickly turn to sugar. A Mediterranean Diet was shown to have antidepressant effects.
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