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how does exercise and diet help depression but does inprove or last a couple hours?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
No quick fix: Depressive feelings are chronic and recurrent. Exercise helps as does good sleep and good nutrition and good thoughts. But something will always happen to cause depression to surge again. It is a constant and recurrent battle. It is more a plan of action that has to be reset every day - similar to diet management.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is there an effective way to motivate myself to exercise and diet with depression?

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Dr. Jason Berman
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Hard but doable: Depression often causes fatigue and lack of motivation. I recommend that you join a group or class that will encourage you to workout, or go to an exercise class, etc. Joining a group to help you eat better can also be an option. Also, work on not beating yourself up for when you don't do something you planned to do. Exercising when depressed is not easy but you will be glad you did. Be well, .

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