PHYSICAL WORK OUT: AN ALTERNATIVE THERAPY FOR STRESS & DEPRESSION

  • KIRAN RAFIQ Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • BUSHRA ADNAN Department of Statistics, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • AFSHAN KHALID Department of Physiotherapy, Dow University of Health Sciences
  • ARFA AKRAM Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal Urdu University of Arts Science &Technology
  • ZAFAR SAIED SAIFY International Center of Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Pakistan
  • TOOBA USMAN Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • SARAH KHAN Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • HUMA QURESHI Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • HAFSA ASHRAF Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

Abstract

According to recent research, depression and stress, are the most common root causes of deprived mental health nevertheless with the contemptible cure. According to a randomized controlled, twenty-five percent of America natives are found to be victimized of this mental illness and interestingly the study comes out with an amazing fact that the illness is found to improve through physical exercise and workout. As the neuroplasticity, is the ability of human brain that helps to adapt the condition in different dimensions. It alters the functional capability of mind leading to high learning skills. However human and animal research studies reveals that physical activity facilitates neuroplasticity of brain structures and also results in enhanced intellectual activities along with mood elevation. Physical exercise support the brain to direct the neurotransmitters responsible for controlling the human mood. As recent studies claim that physical exercise have supportive psychological benefits. Outcomes of cross-sectional studies showed antidepressant and anxiolytic effects of aerobic exercise training and also provide protection against harmful consequences of stress and apprehension. The study was conducted to analyze the upshots of physical exercise on mood. For the purpose of questioning, interviews were conducted the population regularly going to fitness centers. The population was of age from 18 to 40 years including both genders and the after effects of physical work out, that they shared, in terms of relaxation and mood elevation, was actually the outcome of the study. Majority of population showed a positive response for exercise as they experienced the high feeling of cheerfulness and relaxation, that helped them to overcome stress and anxiety. The outcome of study strongly supported the phenomenon of brain neuroplasticity as stress-free environment promotes and supports the intellectuality and learning capabilities. Key words: Physical exercise, neurotransmitter, brain, neuroplasticity.

Published
2019-12-19