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Old 10-07-2006, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Exercise Decreases Depression --> Why?

When you workout u are causing your body stress, the brain releases endorphins to allow you to cope with it.

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I agree, especially acutely. Acutely, if you block peripheral endorphin receptors you eliminate the analgesic effects seen following exercise
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