So, does exercise really help with mental health or is it a meme?

So, does exercise really help with mental health or is it a meme?

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >do bodyweight for few months
    >eat a little better
    >everyone keeps saying i look good
    >i just enjoy doing handstand pushups
    >my mood is elevated because i see progress, feel stronger, and get occasional complement

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fat around the stomach and hips has been linked to depression in men.
      Fat is feminizing, so it fucks up what should be a high-test bravado masculine mentality.
      Everyone has shit days and needs time to themselves to feel sad etc, but I'm no longer consistently miserable like I was when I was a fat dyel.
      Exercise releases literal happy juice for short term boosts in mood too.

      Based fellow calisthenics appreciator

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If your mental health problems are due to you being a fat fuck, yes. Otherwise, no.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I will kill myself if I stop going to the gym.

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    moving and being more active probably helps keep your stress levels down and keeping you more stable but as far as gym fixing any mental problems you have imma keep it a stack it might even make shit worse if you value it above everything and shit starts going bad in the gym
    it wont solve shit if your mental state is deteriorating
    normies who say it fixes shit are literal retards
    but yeah, move, be active, aka normal human behaviour is good

    t. lifting since 2011

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lifting since 2014, the first year was an unimaginable change, got my whole life on track after NEETing for a few years, met gf of 6 years now. However I made the most gains during covid lockdowns, and by the end all I did in my free time was force feed myself and lift. When I plateaued it was one of the worst feelings of anger and inferiority I've ever felt, nearly cost me my relationship and most friends because I had to make sure I was hitting but not exceeding calories and rep counts. Now I just do what I enjoy and try to slowgain/maintain. So yes listen to this anon, exercise of any sort is good but it can become the opposite if it turns into an obsession outside of the rest of your life. My gf tells me I'm bigger than 99% of guys but I still feel like an absolute dyel most days, body dysmorphia really does come with the gym membership.

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It does.
    Saved me after a suicide attempt

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely. Physical and mental health are linked

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    if I don't exercise regularly I become (even more of) an asshole

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is Pewds roiding or is he simply fulfilling his blood right as a pure Nordic?

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have bipolar disorder and I'm still alive. I'd kill myself if I had to go back to being a fatty. The depression and suicidal thoughts are bad enough when everything is going well. I no longer have high blood pressure, and I feel like this has helped me manage my moody outbursts. Though I'm frustrated I can't seem to control it some days. I find diet helps more than exercise though. Temporary fasts will lift my depression for a day or two. Hard to keep fasting forever though.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Go on meds bud, bipolar is a bitch and lots of people kill themselves. One day the manic episode will be just too much and you will pull the trigger if you are not properly medicated. Good luck with your struggle man.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not rocket science. Exercise increases blood to the brain, improves sleep, releases endorphins, etc. So of course it's going to impact mental health, how is that even a question?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Exercise increases blood to the brain
      Helping you better understand just how fucked everything is.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >It's not rocket science. Exercise drains energy, floods your body with metabolites, releases cortisol etc., so of course it's going to impact mental health, how is that even a question?
      >t. University of Muh Common Sense, Dept. of Not Rocket Science

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Exercise drains energy
        Exercise makes your body more energy efficient over time, and cortisol is not a net gain unless you overtrain or do heavy c*rdio.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, instead of killing myself I'm just usually depressed and occasionally feel ok
    At least theres a chance ill be happy instead of the guarantee i wont if i were less healthy

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a meme. It's done absolutely nothing for me in the years that I've done it besides giving me a distraction from killing myself. When I see people try to call the gym their church I want to slap them.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Exercise provides increased production of endorphins and feel good chemicals related to ganja forgot the term.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    just shut the fuck up and take your goypills

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    He certainly seems happier the more jacked he gets, this is recent from Japan where he has an actual home gym.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Logan Paul would kick his ass

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Okay but who asked?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        No shit, retard

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        who?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >those half-rep chinups

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Post body

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >goes to le ebin nipland instead of buying a villa in italy where he could pump Marzia with some fucking kids

      Am i the only one that thinks hes fucking retarded?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Never been to italy but living in japan is extremely comfy and the cost of living is pretty low.
        t. Lived there for 2 years

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I disagree personally with his choice but I understand, Japan's one of the only places left to flee the decay of the west.
        Definitely needs to get on pumping out those kids too Marzia's not getting any younger

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nips are too autistic to approach him so I kinda get it. He gets to live a more peaceful life. Also, no chimp outs.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        hes an autistic nerdic so he like japan because he doesn't get recognized/approached as much

        Nips are too autistic to approach him so I kinda get it. He gets to live a more peaceful life. Also, no chimp outs.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous
  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    For a bit. It helped with me in the past but I'm back in a bit of a slump again. But the slump is just extreme loneliness. I wouldn't say I'm depressed though. At one point I was, but lifting and living a better lifestyle turned that around.
    Anyways, most people are depressed due to shit lifestyle. It's not a chemical imbalance or whatever. So just lift and quit drinking.

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had an obese psychologist tell me that exercise and a good diet improves your mood and sleep and prolongs your life. Her recommendations were literally whole foods like brown rice, chicken, nuts, fruits, etc and eating in measured portions.

    It's strange to me to look at someone in the eyes who knows they're obese, knows exactly how to fix the problem, knows why it's beneficial for life, and who even recommends it to others but refuses to use that advice to improve their own life.

    And I have to say, she was correct--my mental health was/is vastly improved.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Every fatty and generally unhealthy person knows what a good diet is, deep down

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >start day with hard shit
    >literally nothing can possibly be more stressful or demanding for your brain or body after it short of an actual unlucky disaster
    >repeat

    life on ez mode, that's why im on IST typing this haha. I'm either ted kaz 2.0 or some kind of halfassed MKultra prospect that they gave up on, one of the 2

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Doing callisthenics makes me feel good because I see my body improving, but doing cardio outside is far superior for mental health benefits during the actual exercise
    Going cycling in the forest cured my depression unironically

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    From my experience yes. Without working out i get mad anxiety and sometimes get paranoid. It also keeps depression away.

    But maybe im just retarded and also my hormone levels could be fucked but i wouldn't know since i never had them checked out so i go gym. Its easier

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    No.
    I’m totally dependant on exercise to keep sane. It takes every ounce of my being to take a rest day because I feel so depressed when I do.
    Linkrel:

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >does your health influence your health?
    dumb fucking question

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It does and it's not a meme.
    HOWEVER, it is not the holy grail of mental health like the self-help community would like you to believe but it is still that one should try if they don't feel good.

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes everything I do falls apart as soon as I stop exercising. didn't hit weights for 3 days and i stopped eating properly, sleeping properly etc
    felt like i wanted to kms for about 3 months when I stopped because of an injury

  25. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it big time fucking helps in multiple ways I will list just a few

    >Better regulation of hormones
    >The physical prowess to not feel like a moron and also assert yourself in stressful situations
    >When you get upset you can go exercise until you aren't upset anymore

  26. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is not a meme really. An exercise routine and attention to your diet:
    Builds discipline.
    Builds personal responsibility.
    Provides your body with nutrients, your physical health being tied directly to your brain chemistry.
    Builds strength, allowing you to do more things.
    Improves your ability to recover, reducing the likelihood of injuries and illness.

    It's more akin to the foundation of a house. There can still be bad days and other issues, but you are not giving yourself the best chance of success if you let your physical health stagnate. Even a little bit is better than nothing.

  27. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    scientifically i don't know, but there was a time i stopped lifting for a month and I felt sadness I forgot i knew, went away when I started lifting again.
    thought i still often feel like shit because of current life problems it's never as agonizing.
    would say it gives me a little bit of mental resiliency

  28. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Exercise is a great mood boost, you always feel good after a workout. It’s not a meme.

  29. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    High intensity cardio has been studied in adult males with ADHD where it has shown efficacy, also it can affect hippocampal neurogenesis

  30. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only if you do brain curls

  31. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just had a shitty workout where I did worse than last time and I feel like shooting my brains out.

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