Obesity and depression are interrelated and interlinked. Research has revealed that obese people have an increased chance of becoming depressed and vice versa. In both instances, people have a more than 50% chance of becoming fat or depressed. While this is reactive depression, it is still, nevertheless, debilitating and warrants immediate attention.
The key to dealing with obesity and reactive depression is to embrace a lifestyle change
If you feel depressed, you should begin a gentle exercise program. Aerobic exercise has a profound effect on the body which will reduce the symptoms of depression.
If you lean towards reactive depression, don’t get REactive, just get ACTIVE immediately.
You will experience an increase in serotonin levels, which is nature’s best mood enhancer. Even regular walking will cause the release of this hormone into your body. Embrace this as a long term lifestyle change if you want to keep depression at bay.
If you are overweight and want to avoid depression, start a weight-loss program right away
The sense of achievement will do much to keep your spirits up. As you start to lose weight and fit into smaller clothes, your feelings of despair will be replaced by elation, achievement and excitement. Unlike, the temporary high that you get from short term “solutions” such as eating (cheating) or drinking alcohol, this is long-lasting and healthy.
Once you have lifted your spirits by losing some weight, you can begin to exercise.
Adding exercise to your weight loss plan will take you to the next level emotionally.
The benefits of losing weight and exercise will make you feel incredible
People will notice the difference in your physical and mental appearance and will encourage you to lose more weight and train harder. There is no doubt that this two pronged holistic approach far outweighs having to rely on drugs to deal with your reactive depression.
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