Our brains on exercise

Paarsurrey says:
I agree that one should exercise and/or walk regularly for a healthy body and mind.

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

It’s hard to understand why the importance and primacy of exercise is so often overlooked and/or buried in the treatment and care of those who suffer from mental distress. It is nothing short of criminal to not make exercise and diet/nutrition one of the first things that is tended to when people are suffering from that which is most often treated in psychiatry.

What is worse, since psychiatric drugs make people sluggish and most often gain weight as well, once the patients are drugged into a stupor and become fat, professionals often shame people on the drugs blaming them even while the professionals are the ones prescribing the offending substances. The professionals then insist that all the patient needs to do is exercise. This is the height of hypocrisy, since if exercise had been prescribed BEFORE the drugs they might actually be able to do it! Now, after the drugs…

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