Claim: Running is as effective as medication in overcoming depression
♦ Physical and heart rate improves with mental relaxation
Regular running relieves depression. It is as effective as antidepressant drugs. This has come to light in a research conducted at Vrij University in Amsterdam.
Scientists conducted this study on 141 patients suffering from depression. 45 of them took anti-depressants and 96 decided to run for 16 weeks. In the end, 44 percent of both groups experienced relief from depression, but the patients who ran had reduced obesity, improved heart rate and stayed fit.
“We found that patients who made running part of their daily routine had just as much less depression after 16 weeks as patients taking medication,” said Professor Brenda Penninx.
What is depression?
Depression is recognized as a serious mental health problem. Depression increases feelings of sadness and you may lose interest in activities you previously enjoyed. Suicidal thoughts may also increase as the problem worsens.
What are the symptoms?
► Constant sadness
► Phenomenon of interest in works
► Insomnia or excessive sleep Fatigue or lack of energy
► Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
► Having thoughts of death or suicide
In the year 2019, there were 28 crore patients worldwide
► Total patients include 2.3 crore children.
► People start suffering from mental disorders from the age of 14.
In this way depression is removed
♦ Production of happy hormones: Researchers said that running every day produces happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine in the body.
♦ Negative thoughts are removed: Running releases other hormones in the body like endorphins and glutamate, which help to clear the mind of negative thoughts.
♦ Improves sleep: By running every day, the body signals the brain to rest. and sleep well
♦ Lose weight regularly: Running leads to weight loss, which improves personality. It is proven positive for depression patients.