Looking for Aussies to join and share their stories, photos, music, links or whatever when it come to living with depression.
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40 days agoBob Black Dog Institute
Research suggests that regular exercise is a mood booster and may help alleviate symptoms of depression. Exercise increases the level of brain serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in regulating the mood and increases the level of endorphins in the brain which give us a feeling of well-being.
When feeling down exercise if often low on the to-do list, to make it a little easier we've got a fact sheet with some pointers on how to manage depression with exercise.40 days ago
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65 days agoAnxious Aussie I also have the problem with relapsing, I start to feel good especially on Zoloft. I think hey I can do this, be drug free and happy. But We can't help the chemical imbalances in our brains. I'm just about to start on Meds for ADHD, and anxiety, depression follows but only because I get upset about the previous 2 ... MSG me to talk about meds or whatever !41 days ago
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124 days agoBob SANE Australia
Do the symptoms of mental illness or side-effects of medication make it tough to find time or motivation to exercise?
Did you know the average Australian watches 25 hours of TV a week? With the average hour of night-time commercial TV containing fifteen minutes of ads?
Why not use the ad breaks to move your body, raise your heart rate, stimulate your muscles and expend a few extra calories. 'Working out' only during ads equates to six and a quarter hours (375 minutes) exercise a week!
Can you share any simple tips for incidental exercise?124 days ago
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good to hear but very hard to do i guess the easy way is to let urself get lost in ur depression and go deaper into it rather than having the strength to pull thru it and change the way u think. i usually let it take me rather than fight it and i just end up more misarable for no good reason. i admire... [read more]
Last replied by pandora on Thursday, 14 March 2013