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A 29-year-old male asked:

was a bit depressed because of lack of support and had anxiety loved going to the gym if i start gym again does it help in dealing with stress ? it's been 8months haven't gone to the gym is it better ? or i should just sleep more to ease the mind

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Anxiety: Exercise does help but you should seek counseling too.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get active: Working out is an outstanding way to reduce anxiety & to help with depressed mood. Try to get 8 hours of sleep per night. I really think it would be great for you to get back into gym work. Be wel..
Dr. Rola Rimawi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Gym is a good idea: It would be a great idea to get involved in exercise. It will help to lift your spirits and provide you with a sense that you're helping yourself become healthier and happier. Going to the gym may also provide you with social support. If you have significant depression, it is also a good idea to speak to a therapist or your physician about this to make sure there aren't underlying issues.

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