Just three weeks of exercise can neutralise depressive symptoms, says science

Extreme weather a wake-up call

Waking up last Wednesday, I was surprised to see pictures of flooding on the Facebook page of my friend, whose house is not far from my place. I live on the eighth floor of a condo so I had no clue there was flooding in my neighbourhood, though it had been raining heavily when I went to bed.

In a way, it was a relief to wake up to find news other than Covid-19 grabbing my attention. Pandemic anxiety has dominated our thoughts so completely that some of us have forgotten that we’re close to the peak of the rainy season — and that usually means floods…READ ON

Just three weeks of exercise can neutralise depressive symptoms, says science

We often hear people talk about how exercise pumps out our bodies endorphins, otherwise known as ‘feel-good’ hormones. However, recent research suggests that regular exercise can actually change the brain and improve symptoms of depression, not just offer a temporary balm.

As the last few months of the year make days more dark than they are light, the dreary weather can take its toll on our mood – this is why we recommend using a sunrise alarm clock to make waking up in winter that little bit brighter. Many who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) will know how long fall and the preceding winter months can feel.

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have revealed the benefits of exercise for sufferers of depression and it doesn’t require any crazy, unattainable workouts – just regular physical activity. So don’t be put off!…READ ON

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