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Running Away from Depression? Put Your Sneakers On

By Sandy Schroeder

Exercise is rapidly becoming the go-to solution to keep the heart healthy, and the body trim, but it also turns out to be one of the best ways to push back depression.

Depression, like exercise, is being discussed more, and the link between the two could help you if you are sad or depressed.

Most of us know a quick walk can clear the head and reduce stress, but the way it fights depression may be just as impressive.

Recent Swedish studies of adults with depression and anxiety showed exercising as little as 1 to 2 hours per week can fight negative feelings. They said just one round of exercise can snap a person out of a blue mood.

How Your Chiropractor Can Help

Stopping by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you may be the next step to escape depression. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic help people solve pain, sadness and fatigue issues every day.

Talk with your chiropractor about your sadness, anxiety and depression to find the best answers. As you look at your daily habits and health history, your chiropractor will show you how spinal health may work to put everything back into perspective.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may bring pain relief and a new sense of well-being. Many people report more energy, improved alertness, better sleep, and less stress.

Time to Turn the Page

Teaming chiropractic teatment and fitness could help you regain your balance at work and at home. Then 15-minute weekly spinal adjustments might keep you happier and more involved with life.

Work may flow better, and you may breathe a little easier as life smooths out.

Focus on Fitness

  • Consider a 30-minute workout five to six days a week as you ditch the blues and drop a few pounds
  • If you sit all day, set hourly reminders to get up and move
  • Keep weekends active with camping, soccer, hoops, biking or hiking
  • Make 10,000 steps your daily goal as you walk everywhere
  • Try a new sport, yoga or tai chi class, or expand your current workout

If anxiety or depression persists, you may want to see your doctor or psychologist to work through the issues.

Take the first step. Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you and discover affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance. Take advantage of flexible weekend and evening hours. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Irvine, Calif.

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