Relieving Depression With The Help Of Exercise and Spa Usage

Relieving depression with the help of exercise and spa or swim spa, a pair that goes well together, and can help tobetter get a handle on depression. 

Depression can be so debilitating for people who suffer it.  There have been endless studies recently that have again proved that regular exercise and relaxation specifically in water can help the body to cope with depression. 

The exercise helps the mind by creating more endorphins that get released as you are exercising and after the workout.  These work on the opiate receptors in the brain that for some are not stimulated enough.  It has been shown that the type of exercise you choose is less important than the concept of regularity. 

You should be regularly exercising everyday
to help with the consistency that the brain needs.  You will soon start looking forward to the exercise because of its great effects on helping to relieving depression.  What many of the studies did show is that if you are walking, that you should walk for a vigorous level for 5-10 minutes, and then cool down with a slower walk for 2 minutes, and then fast walking again.  This alternating change in the pattern seems to not only offer the best cardio, but also the best release of endorphins. 

Ultimately, this helps to directly affect the brain.  They looked at working out with weights, and the workout was beneficial, but an extended version actually started to go the other way if your glucose levels got too depleted.  It is important to stay in an aerobic state.  If you are tramping, this is important to remember as well since your glucose levels could become lower, and depression can be triggered.

Dietary issues, and eating regularly also play into depression.  The better the gut, the better the head.  So make sure you always have a protein focus at each meal, and watch your carbohydrate intake.  You may crave more carbs, but it is only your body telling you it really needs more protein to keep the blood sugar levels stable. 

Depression, which comes from inadequate supply or distribution of neuro-chemicals, depends greatly on hydration levels.  There are many views on this topic, but I would suggest for the average 75-90kg adults to drink at least 2 liters and best with 3 liters a day to help keep the chemistry moving, and more balanced.  Since this also helps with better blood sugar distribution- it does have a direct effect on depression. 

Spas and swim spas can also be of great help by using a pulsing method for best effects.  That means sitting in a spa or swim spa for 5 minutes, then sitting up on the side for 5 minutes, and then in for 5 minutes, and out again for 5 minutes.  If you focus on your breathing while doing this it increases its effects.  When breathing in, visualize a swing on a playground moving up, and then as you are exhaling imaging the swing coming down.  Focus on this up and down motion as you soak.  This visualized rhythm can help you to control your nervous system better which gives better control over depression. 

Try it, you might be very surprised how something so simply can do so much for you or a loved one.  If you have a friend with depression, invite them over and show them how a spa/swim pool can change their life as it has helped yours.  Helping and healing can be shared by everyone to make a better world.

CLOSING STATEMENT- A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work. - Geoffrey Norman

May Depression be only a memory, Dr. Kyle

DISCLAIMER:  The advice given in the blogs is about creating new ideas and possibilities that people might not have thought of for helping themselves.  Some of the ideas are from recent or past research, some are from helping patients find solutions in clinical settings, and some are things that have worked for several patients.  The main point is that we are not diagnosing your condition, its level, the many symptoms and issues that can come with any disorder, and making direct recommendations to your specific condition.  These ideas are meant to spark ideas that you can discuss with your health practitioner and get direct advice on your specific condition.  This gives you the greatest level of protection and knowing that if you take the ideas and put them into practice that they will not harm you in any way. 
Be Well and Choose Happiness.
Dr. Kyle

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