Does exercise help with depression?
Yes it does. It releases endorphins which are the body's natural antidepressants. Unfortunately, if depression is bad enough, it's very difficult to get motivated enough to exercise. Best bet, find a friend who also wants to start exercising and is at about the same level of endurance, strength, etc. and motivate each other. Consistency is key. Working out once won't help. Start out slow, 2–3 times per week, then build from there. Hopefully having a work out buddy will help keep both people interested in continuing.
Rule of thumb: if you are pushing your boundary (of soreness, fatigue, endurance, or pain), you will need to take time off (be it days or mileage) to let yourself recover and not push yourself into a hole. If you feel like you aren't pushing any boundaries, you do not need time off --
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