You’re overweight, at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and showing signs of depression.
Not only do these symptoms go hand in hand…they’re becoming increasingly common all over the world.
If only there was a simple, inexpensive solution to all three problems.
Like WEIGHT LIFTING.
Well…..according to this study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, a moderate intensity resistance exercise training program performed 3 days a week for 10 weeks was extremely effective in reducing the symptoms of depression.
But, before you get too excited…there were side effects.
- Increased muscular strength
- Increased muscular endurance
- Increased balance & coordination
- Weight loss
- Better fitting clothes
- Increased quality of life
- A tighter butt
- Increased staring & compliments from complete strangers, and
- A desire to scrub clothing on your rippling stomach muscles
Like previous studies have shown, exercise can be an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression. And while most of that research has focused on aerobic exercise, this latest study shows that weight training is just as effective.
However, please remember that depression is a serious mental condition with serious consequences. Consulting with your doctor is imperative.
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