Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Reacts to an Article Revealing the Antidepressant Benefits of Exercise

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Lorna Kleidman, creator of exercise program KettleX, responds to an article published by Psych Central concerning studies that suggest exercise is an effective antidepressant.

On October 15th, fitness expert and kettlebell trainer Lorna Kleidman comments on an article published by Psych Central that expresses exercise is an effective antidepressant.

According to Psych Central, numerous studies have indicated that regular exercise can help those with depression and states that exercising can be just as effective as antidepressant medication. Additionally, the article reveals that although exercise is most effective for mild to moderate depression, it may help some cases of major depression. “If you can avoid medication and exercise regularly instead, even better. Drugs can have serious negative side effects, especially when taken over a long period of time. Some studies even suggest that antidepressants can lead to chronic depression,” Psych Central reports.

The Psych Central article expresses that finding motivation may come easier if those with depression stick to exercises that they enjoy. According to Lorna Kleidman, creator of the kettlebell exercises program KettleX, “Exercising is absolutely a mood lifter. In my classes, I see my students working hard but still laughing and enjoying themselves. Exercising will leave you feeling empowered, confident and accomplished. It makes sense that it can help those suffering with depression.”

Although Psych Central affirms that medication can certainly benefit depression sufferers, the article reveals that some medications may have harmful effects. The article advises those with depression to consider exercise. The article concludes, “There is no one treatment that fits all. Ultimately, you are the one who knows your body and mind best.”

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She created the innovated techniques that are used in KettleX as a way to spread the benefits of the weights to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.

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