Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Gadgets & Tech
  3. Internet

Is exercise better than antidepressants? You might be surprised!

See also

Before you reach for that bottle of antidepressants, have you considered lifestyle changes? Mild to moderate depression can be treated effectively with regular exercise. It causes your body to release endorphins, which lessen the perception of pain and elevate your mood.

In a 16 week study of depression medication and exercise, the groups that did only one or the other to treat their depression had effectively the same results. The only difference was that the exercise group’s results lasted longer.

While exercise alone can’t treat moderate to severe depression, it can bolster the effects of your medication. The added benefits are a healthier lifestyle, which can be a nice thing to have when you come out on the other side.

Check out this infographic for more. Exercise might be more helpful than you think. Be sure to share it with your friends- you never know who you might be helping!

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • Crew
    'The Crew' preview: Ubisoft has on its hands the 'Destiny' of racing games
    Games Preview
  • Cell phone
    A bill legalizing unlocking phones has passed Congress and is expected to be signed into law
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Crew
    'The Crew' exclusive: Details on in-game servers, leveling up and online play
    Games Interview
  • Comic Con
    See 10 defining moments from the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Unity Exclusive
    'Assassin's Creed Unity' exclusive: Tell the world, 'I'm coming home'
    Camera
    Games Interview
  • Typing
    Is your brokerage account safe from the attacks of cyber thieves?
    Video
    Headlines