The following text looks at the connection between sport and mood. It examines how sport can impact our mood and how our mood can impact our sport.
In a healthy body and healthy mind? How does sport relate to mood?
Can sport help fight depression?
Some people find that sports and physical activity in general can help with depression. However, this idea is erroneous, the psychologist notes.
Why is there such an opinion in society? Perhaps it is due to the fact that depression is often called a bad mood. The expert draws attention to the fact that now many people use terms from psychology and psychiatry without realizing what they mean. Thus, the commonly used “depression” began to characterize the state of depression, emotional exhaustion and burnout. In fact, this is a serious clinical disease.
Depression is a disorder that can only be diagnosed by a doctor. A person subject to it cannot feel the joy of life, and this is not due to his unwillingness. Here you need the help of a specialist. The psychologist encourages people to call a spade a spade, because by calling sadness depression, we downplay the real significance of the diagnosis.
Can sports lift your spirits?
If a person feels a breakdown, and this is due to the fact that he has not been engaged in his physical and mental health for a long time, in this case, sports are really useful.
Any activity that can add joy and pleasure to your life will do. It is worth paying attention to yoga, Pilates, dancing or classes in the gym. Such sports have a positive effect on the psycho-emotional state of a person.
The psychologist focuses on the fact that physical activity also returns a person to reality. The practitioner begins to concentrate on his body, to focus on what movements reproduce his arms, legs, torso, head. By changing the physical state, a person also changes the psycho-emotional state.