As the daylight savings time is beginning and a chill is blowing in, it seems clear that the seasons are shifting. With shorter days and more variable weather, people might begin to feel that shift with signs or symptoms of depression or seasonal affective disorder.
Evidence has proven time and time again that a regular exercise program is one of the best ways to manage and alleviate signs and symptoms of depression.
Exercise recommendations: The National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians recommend:
Don’t let missing summer get you down and blue, for more information on exercise and depression, check out this fact sheet: http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/docs/exerciseanddepression.pdf For more information on signs and symptoms of depression, check out bupa’s website: http://www.bupa.com.au/health-and-wellness/health-information/az-health-information/depression