While at a pal's house recently, I spied this little GARFIELD magnet on a cabinet:
It's very cute. But, it's very untrue.
Regular (or even irregular) exercise actually elevates mood, eases depression, relieves stress, and promotes relaxation. During exertion, "feel good" endorphins are released, your energy level is boosted, and you just plain feel better!
In addition, that overall improved mood and sense of accomplishment and well-being from exercise can be enhanced by simply feeling better about yourself, your appearance, and (most importantly) your health.
"There's good epidemiological data to suggest that active people are less depressed than inactive people. And people who were active and stopped tend to be more depressed than those who maintain or initiate an exercise program," says James Blumenthal, PhD, a clinical psychologist at Duke University.
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