The BEST Type of Exercise for Depression According to Research
The form, frequency, and duration of exercise that can optimize your mental health
In this episode, I run through a series of high-quality studies that provide insight to: what is the best type of exercise for depression?
It’s no secret that there are many ways that exercise benefits your physical health, from improving your heart health to reducing the risk of disease.
Knowing its power to improve physical health, it’s worth hearing if it could be as effective or even more effective than drug therapies and other interventions to improve your mental health, and how to tap into those benefits.
Tune in to the episode to hear how you can use exercise to optimize your mood.
- My fitness burnout story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E_2jc71H5Q
- Talking to Dr. Gabrielle Lyon about protein and muscle health: https://drruscio.com/protein-intake-is-crucial-for-your-health/
- Courses, free guides, and more: https://drruscio.com/resources?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=drruscio.com_resources
01:49 Why Exercise Impacts Mood
03:28 Ideal Frequency & Intensity
05:03 How to Find Your Intensity
06:57 A Word of Caution
07:58 Exercise: The Physiological Explanation
09:55 How to Start AND Fine-Tune
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Music featured in this video: “Modern Technology” by Andrew G, https://audiojungle.net/user/andrew_g
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