Benefits of Walking & Exercise Vs. Antidepressants

The benefits of walking on your mental health, physical body, and emotional wellbeing:

Transcription of Benefits of Walking Video

Do you have time to walk briskly for at least 45 minutes four times a week?

Walking makes you live longer and happier. 

It improves:

Cognitive functioning –– which maximizes your potential.

Blood flow –– which gives you energy and keeps you healthy.

Cell repair –– which also keeps you young-looking and disease-free.

Neuron production –– making you smarter.

Muscle tone and bone density –– making you stronger.

Insulin sensitivity and metabolism –– improving your vitality and agility.

Emotional well-being, –– helping you like yourself and your life.

It decreases: 





Weight gain.

You don’t have time not to.

Results of Walking vs Zoloft on the Treatment of Depression

Watch this short video to hear about the how Zoloft measures up to walking. What would you rather do?

After the video there are links to the study!

Dr. James Blumenthal researched the effectiveness of a moderate exercise program versus an antidepressant in the treatment of major depression.

He divided volunteers into three groups: one group took the anti-depressant Zoloft, one group exercised for at least 45 minutes three times a week, and the third group did both. 

At 16 weeks, he found that all three interventions were equally effective in decreasing.

At ten months, only 8% of the exercisers were experiencing depression symptoms again, compared to 38% of those taking Zoloft. Interestingly, the more one exercised, the less likely they were to relapse. 

Walking equals no self-stigma, no negative side effects, no copay, no low libido, no waiting for a provider, and fewer episodes of depression, while it improves connectedness, physical health, hopefulness, and self-confidence. 

Learn more about Zoloft vs Mild Exercise

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