Last Updated on December 10, 2018
Let’s admit it! It is not always easy to find the motivation to maintain an exercise routine, especially for those with stressful lifestyles or those suffering from depression and mental health disorders.
And that’s because these people are more likely to develop mood swings and chronic fatigue, which eventually affect their activity level and make it quite challenging and exhausting!
However, if you are among this category of people, worry not as there are many simple yet effective exercising hacks that can motivate you to exercise even when you are depressed and have the blues!
Some interesting studies show that maintaining a healthy and regular workout routine can help you overcome your depression by boosting your mood, keeping you active, and enhancing your overall emotional as well as physical health.
Start With Simple Exercises
It is very normal to have the blues and not be in the mood to do nothing, not even the activities you love most such as exercising! While, it might be very tempting to stay home, wrap yourself in your favorite blanket, and watch your favorite series in Netflix, doing this won’t make you feel any better!
Hence, the best thing you can ever do is revamping your exercise routine with something simple but fun. For instance, a long walk or jog can be a perfect exercise to do when feeling low or depressed. Stretching exercises are also great and can help you balance your mood swings and keep you active!
Don’t Hesitate To Excercise At Home
In case, you don’t feel like seeing other people or very simply have no energy to get dressed and hit the gym, don’t push yourself past your limit! Instead, you can create the gym vibes at your own house. Yes, you read it right! So, what are you waiting for?
Grab your smartphone and install a good and free exercise app and start sweating! You can, for example, use Amazon Alexa as your personal trainer or very simply browse Instagram and look for a routine that you will be able to commit to.
Work Out With Your Friend
Depression can wreak a havoc on your health and emotions that’s why it would be wise if you avoid being alone and separated from the outside world, especially your best friends. In fact, the best way you can overcome your depression is by keeping a good company and what’s even better is exercising with your bestie.
According to NBC News, exercising in groups can help you stay motivated and in a good mood and that’s because when exercising in a group your body releases more endorphins than when you exercise solo, which is really interesting!