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Running Schedule/ Running combating depression/anxiety.

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  • veganbettie
    veganbettie Posts: 701 Member
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    I run everyday usually, but if I were feeling depressed, I would seek professional help. Yes, there are cute pictures that say running is a cure-all for life's difficulties, but some things you just shouldn't play around with.

    I agree. I deal with more anxiety than anything, so it's been decently manageable...but if/when it gets out of control I do/will take care of it.

    the nice thing is, I've been able to manage it with just exercise alone. So, I haven't really had to worry too much.
  • veganbettie
    veganbettie Posts: 701 Member
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    I run everyday usually, but if I were feeling depressed, I would seek professional help. Yes, there are cute pictures that say running is a cure-all for life's difficulties, but some things you just shouldn't play around with.

    I agree. I deal with more anxiety than anything, so it's been decently manageable...but if/when it gets out of control I do/will take care of it.

    the nice thing is, I've been able to manage it with just exercise alone. So, I haven't really had to worry too much.

    Robin Williams probably didn't worry much either. Good luck!

    ouch. too soon.

    Never been to the point of wanting to end my life, fortunately. I have more of a, "get the hell away from me before I scream" type of thing going on.
  • shano25
    shano25 Posts: 233 Member
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    I can't really help in terms of the running questions, but as someone who has anxiety, have you tried yoga? Bikram Yoga does for my anxiety what running does for yours. And I understand that not everyone has access to a bikram studio or wants to do it yoga in the heat, but any yoga is very good. I have a few relaxation yoga dvds that I put on at home when I'm feeling anxious. Or starting off your day with some sun salutations may help as well. Best of luck.
  • veganbettie
    veganbettie Posts: 701 Member
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    Thank you. :)
  • girlviernes
    girlviernes Posts: 2,402 Member
    edited December 2014
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    I don't know if someone has mentioned this, but if you don't have access to weights you can do bodyweight exercises (calisthenics) and get a great strength workout. There is a great thread here which about what calisthenics can do for you (search for "calisthenics").

    I would say running too much could be hard on you. Pairing with strength, a fun physical activity (e.g., dancing, sports) and/or yoga could all be helpful for your physical and mental well-being.
  • habit365
    habit365 Posts: 174
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    Certain types of HIIT give me as much of a "high" as running. Might be worth a try.