Moving On From Winter Blues
Start somewhere – something is better than nothing at all.
Start small – begin with light walking or stretching and work from there
Do it with others – this helps motivation and boosts social interaction
Don’t wait until you feel like it – when you get moving, the good feelings often follow
None of this advice is intended to be a replacement for seeking medical advice on other treatment options. It’s worth noting that in other studies, participants who took exercise as well as an antidepressant had a much better chance of recovering than those who did less or no exercise.
…the research shows that breaking through the feelings of inertia and getting yourself moving around more will really help to set you on the right road towards a more positive outlook on life.
So if you’re looking for a supportive space in which to get into exercise, check out FitActive Group Exercise classes near to Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Norton. Or for one-to-one exercise sessions uniquely tailored to your needs and delivered in a Cotswold-based studio gym, book yourself into FitActive’s Personal Training.
Source: “Assessment of Bidirectional Relationships Between Physical Activity and Depression Among Adults”, JAMA Psychiatry 23 January 2019