Wednesday, March 9, 2011

There just MIGHT be an alternative . . .

OK then .  .  .  Let's do the math on this thing .  .  .

We're feeling down .  .  .  A little depressed .  .  .  Maybe thinking, I want to pull the covers over my head and stay in bed all day .  .  .  Who HASN'T been there?  If you haven't, you're not human!  

I KNOW this post will piss people off, but I don't care .  .  .  And perhaps the people who are most pissed are those who need to think about this shit .  .  .  

I'm going to make the point that at least 50% of the people consuming anti-depressants on a daily basis don't need to be .  .  .  Maybe, there's another solution .  .  .

Do you know that studies, especially in Europe, show that over a six week period, EXERCISE has been proven to be as effective as anti-depressants?  Yes, people who reported depression were put on an exercise program, and guess what?  They showed marked emotional improvement, equal to that of drugs .  .  .  Which, by the way, have some VERY serious side effects, such as suicidal tendencies for some people .  .  .

Which takes me back to Saturday at Gold's .   .  .  I was talking to Mikaela, a gym bud .  .  .  She said, after running for a half hour, I'm in love with the human race .  .  .

Exercise, and some meditation .  .  .  The one-two punch that knocks out that grey depression monster for many .  .  .

Are you pissed off?  Know what?  If you are, I don't care, 'cause exercise and meditation put me in a place where I love you anyway .  .  .  :)

Life is beautiful baby!

Peace and love .  .  .

Until next time .  .  .  Ciao!!     


Green Eyed Frenchy said...

Smiling! I only half believe anti-depressants can help. They did not prevent me from feeling bad, they did not make me feel great... so... I definitely believe in self healing by taking care of your body and mind.

Hey, you seem to have a great body, btw. ;)

Snake said...

Thanks for the comment Frenchy . . . I appreciate every one of them . . . I definitely DO believe that anti-depressants have their place . . . I'm not taking the Tom Cruise approach . . . I know some people whose lives have been saved using them . . . But I also believe they are over-prescribed, and many who don't need them are using them long term . . . Body wise, I do OK . . . lol

veronica said...

I've finally caught up on your posts. Wonderful insights, as usual. Thank you for sharing your wit and wisdom. :-)


Snake said...

Hey V!! Great to see you . . . Thanks for your comment! I don't get many, so I appreciate every single one . . . Hugs! Ciao