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Depression: Physical Effects & Fitness Concerns

February 26, 20169 min
How do the physical effects of depression relate to fitness?When depression kicks in, you may not feel like doing anything, much less exercise. The problem is that sadness releases chemicals in the brain that can release inflammatory proteins. These inflammatory proteins contribute to stroke, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome.You don't feel great. Good eating habits fall out. Achy joints, stiff muscles, and headaches don't help get you moving. There goes your fitness routine.Listen in as Dr. John Mayer discusses how depression and sadness have physical effects, and how fitness relates to depression.

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