I've suffered from depression and other mental illness all through my teenage years and still to this day. My therapy and medication have done practically nothing for me over the years, I've also never been consistent with any sort of exercise in my life, I've gone for a run maybe 2 times a week at most one time.
Friends, doctors, my pyschologist, all have said regular physical exercise can greatly improve ones mood, and happiness, of course along comes the health benefits, improved self confidence maybe due to being in better shape etc.
My question is, to whomever has some form of exercise incorporated into their daily lives, what sort of benefits do you get out of it?
Does it really help make a person feel better? are the things I listed above actually true?
My main issue is motivation, I know what good nutrition and exercise is. I've believed for years if I get fit and healthy it'll help me get through my issues, but I've never done it, despite the fact that I could, there is no physical health issues that stop me.
What is the key to making exercise a normal part of a person's life? consistency? just forcing yourself to get out of bed and run -blah blah- many times a week for a few months? then does it become easier?
Edited by ArtemisGrey, 04 September 2012 - 04:09 AM.