Lifting Weight & Depression
Adding weights to a regular exercise routine has been shown to add muscle tone, decrease injury risk (link is external), and improve bone health (link is external). But its effects might also extend beyond the physical, as new evidence suggests that regular strength training may both ward off and fight symptoms of depression.
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Lifting weights, really just getting busy, may help with depression, but always giving thanks to a good God has benefit for eternity.
Lifting weights does help “ward off” depression but rejoicing always in all circumstances drives the depression dogs far, far away ~ forever.
But alas, like lifting weights one has to actually deny self and give thanks to God in all circumstances for any hope of benefit. That dumbbell will sit on the floor as long as you sit on your ass. In the same way, you will grow fatteningly full of self-pity flubber as long as you withhold praise, thanks and blessing from a very good God.
Alas, most individuals would rather be depressed than obey God’s will for them in Christ Jesus. Think of it! Most would rather be sad, depressed and self-absorbed than be joyful always. No wonder God is mad as hell.
Depression draws all the attention to oneself while giving thanks back to God requires the ignoring of self. That be as it may – onward Christian soldier, be joyful and give thanks no matter your circumstance in life. (Gee, what a mean God.)
Be joyful always;
give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Depressed, loaded down by self-pity, go lift a weight, or better yet, pick up your cross, deny self, and give thanks to God in all circumstances.
[ Bonus Wisdom ]
If you are looking for a reason to be depressed, fear not, you will always find a reason or two, or three, or four.
Then when you have gone too long in self-pity, self-loathing and self-judgments evil will come to you.
He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it. (Proverbs 11:27)
This is just one of the reasons in the State of Washington suicide is a growing problem. Especially now that Governor Jay Inslee has driven God and normal from the Public Schools all that is left are dumbells.
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