Weight Training Reduces Depression

1714Studies show that 1 out of every 10 Americans is experiencing some level of depression. If you feel depressed instead of gambling with dangerous antidepressant pills, try an all-natural approach with resistance training. A recent study at Harvard Medical School has proven that this type of exercise can ease depression because it releases endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain killers; they boost self-esteem and can help ease anxiety too. In addition to looking great, regular exercise can improve your mental health as well.*

Start resistance and strength training today in the comfort of your own home. All you need are free weights and a resistance band; visit the recreation sections of stores like Marshalls or Ross for discounted versions of these exercise tools.

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