Feeling Down? Here's How to Rewire Your Brain's Chemistry Without Antidepressants

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Is it possible to rewire your brain — to change the chemistry within your mind — to the same power as antidepressants, without actually taking any? According to this medical doctor, there's nothing in life you can't solve with a good sweat. 

In the world's first medical textbook on record, written by Hippocrates in 300 BCE, the Greek physician wrote about exercise as a treatment for depression. Over 2,000 years later, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School says those findings still hold up.

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"The studies really have shown that getting exercise in is as good as taking an antidepressant," John Ratey, M.D., author of SPARK: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, says. "There's nothing in life that you can't walk off."

On this episode of The Hard Way w/ Joe De Sena podcast, Ratey and Spartan CEO Joe De Sena discuss exercise's power over depression, the benefits of being outdoors, and the value behind always having a goal or destination in mind.

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