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Lifting weights reduces depression

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A lifting of depression has been observed in running, yoga, meditation, even walking through forests. Now we can add weightlifting to this list. A review of 33 trials with 1877 participants confirms that loading your body does your brain good.
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Brett Gordon and team found that regardless of age, sex, or health status, resistance exercise training (RET) is “associated with a significant reduction in depressive symptoms.” The largest gains were found in adults with elevated symptoms, which gave the researchers hope that RET “may be particularly helpful for reducing depression symptoms in people with greater depressive symptoms.”
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Have you tried lifting weights? Does it improve your mood? Why or why not?
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When you challenge yourself and push yourself, it's really hard not to feel pride when you're done, and pride is the opposite of that depressive, powerless feeling,
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Taking up weightlifting also often involves joining a supportive community that emphasizes strength over slenderness and can be particularly helpful for women whose depression is tied to body image issues
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While some of the mood-boosting benefits of exercise are immediate, consistency is critical for longer-term mental and physical results. Depression is a daily occurrence, and so the treatment should also be a daily occurrence.
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As a person who has dealt with depression and generalized anxiety disorder for most of my life, I crave structure and repetition, and a ritual of lifting. It provides boundaries and order to a world that I frequently perceive to be frightening and chaotic.
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As a person who has dealt with depression and generalized anxiety disorder for most of my life, I crave structure and repetition, and a ritual of lifting. It provides boundaries and order to a world that I frequently perceive to be frightening and chaotic.
Lifting is a sport replete with ritual: putting on gym clothes, going to the gym, lacing up your lifting shoes, chalking hands, setting up with the barbell. Take your breath, brace, execute. Focus on completing the task at hand while eliminating external distractions. The same thing. Every. Single Time.
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Someone who is experiencing depression would strongly benefit from strength training because lifting makes you happy due to the release of endorphins.
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When you focus on slowly progressing your skill set with the barbell and achieving data-driven goals, it can help to boost your sense of accomplishment and self esteem.
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People did not need to pack on mass or might to reduce their depression.
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Many people stick to strength training once they’ve tried it is because it’s so empowering, confidence-building and satisfying to see yourself progress.
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Many people stick to strength training once they’ve tried it is because it’s so empowering, confidence-building and satisfying to see yourself progress.
Yes, resistance training can take many forms - if you prefer, you can use resistance bands, TRX suspension training or machines such as leg press instead of free weights. They have the same effect.
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