This column is dedicated to making your life a beach.No matter how frustrating, sad or terrible you findyour life right now, there are several simple things that youcan start doing to improve your life. This stuff works, it istime tested. All you have to do is do it.
I hope that I have encouraged some of you to start gettingendorphins into your life. There is now solid medicalproof that endorphins from your own brain can be moreeffective than prescribed mood elevating drugs like Zoloftor Prozac, and all their chemical side-effects.
Dr. Steven Herman, from Duke University in Durham,North Carolina and his colleagues assigned 156 patientsover the age of 50, who suffered from a major depressivedisorder to one of three treatments: GROUP EXERCISETHREE TIME PER WEEK FOR A TOTA L OF 45 MINUTES(ONLY 15 MINUTES PER SESION): medication with Zoloft:or both options.
After four months, the investigators found that allpatients had experienced a significant drop in symptoms ofdepression with very little difference in the therapeuticeffect between the three groups.
Between 60 per cent and 70 per cent of the patients inall groups no longer met the criteria for major depressivedisorder. In a six months follow-up, the team found that thepatients in the exercise group were more likely to continueto be partially or fully recovered than those in the medicationgroup. The authors pointed out that fewer than 10 percent of the exercise patients had relapsed, compared withalmost 40 per cent of the medication patients.
Herman and his colleagues concluded that exercise is aviable and at least equally effective alternative to traditionaltreatment involving drugs. The findings are reported in theJournal of Psychosomatic Medicine.
So now we have empirical, undeniable medical proofthat you should get off that couch and start walking moreon a regular basis. You will improve your cardiovascular systemand avoid strokes, high blood pressure and heartattacks, tone up your flabby muscles and best of all, you'regoing to be in a good mood all the time if you take abrisk walk for 30 minutes regularly
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