Depression is a serious condition associated with low moods and negative thoughts. Traditional treatments include medications and therapy, but there is an abundance of suggestions for alternative treatments that can be helpful in overcoming depression and lifting moods. These range from exercise and health eating to laughter and Electroconvulsive Therapy, with many more in between.
As anyone who follows my posts knows I am a great supporter of regular moderate exercise, both as a resilience builder and as an effective form of therapy for depression. However, perfectly reasonable questions to ask are, just how effective is exercise for depression? Is it, for example, as good or more effective than medication, or relaxation,…