Fitness has been a proven true “anti-depressant” by not only depressing the depression, but also in the long run can help kill the condition all together and get people through the issue. Working out helps the brain on a chemical level and an emotional level.
Working out does the following for depression:
- Releases feel good endorphins
These endorphins help enhance your sense of well-being.
- Taking your mind off of worrying
Exercising can break some negative routines in your life which can lead to breaking some negative thoughts
Goal setting is a part of counseling in general. Setting goals in the gym and meeting those goals helps build confidence in people.
Exercise and fitness are usually a social setting. So, working out can get you socializing and meeting new people.