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A Depression Survivor asked me – How Much Do You Exercise?

A comment from “depression survivor” on the post Which Came First — Obesity or Depression?? and [part 2] gave me a lot to think about! I want to say “Thank You!” and answer a question with a couple ‘toons.

“How much do you exercise? For me being active daily, including intense exercise several times a week, is essential for both my depression and weight management. I also take Wellbutrin which helps with weight loss. I swim, walk briskly for several hours at a time, lift weights, and do machines at the gym. I personally believe that exercise is a powerful antidepressant in and of itself and well help you lose weight obviously. (and treat your metabolic syndrome).”

You are so RIGHT about the power of exercise to help reduce Depression!  I am happy to say I’m down 20 lbs… And I’m working on implementing a REAL exercise routine.  Here are a couple cartoons that I’ve drawn about the subject:

Good Mental Health It’s More Then Just A Pill

    Exercise is a powerful antidepressant - Just Give me the drugs

A Depression Survivor asked me – How Much Do You Exercise?

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). info@mentalhealthhumor.com


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Stewart, C. (2010). A Depression Survivor asked me – How Much Do You Exercise?. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 20, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2010/07/a-depression-survivor-ask-me-how-much-do-you-exercise/

 

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